Friday was the final day of the Laser North American Championship at Brant Beach Yacht Club. We went out for a 10:30 start in what we knew would be a dying breeze. After one general recall I got a pretty good start in the middle of the line. I was in the top 20 around the first mark and held that to the downwind where I lost a few spots. On the second upwind I headed way out to the right, through the Radial Silver fleet that had just started, and found a lot better pressure putting me into the top 10 around that mark. On the final downwind and reach the wind died and a light sea breeze came in. I didn’t get far enough out to an edge and those who did were able to get around me. I finished 26 and that ended up being the only race of the day.
All in all it was a great week of sailing and I was able to learn some things and show myself that I’ve got what it takes to at least be a competitor in a regatta like this. Winning a race completed the week and was the highlight of my sailing year. I’ve got 3 annual regattas planned for the next 4 weekends and I’m looking forward to the smaller fleets and fun times that go with them.