We woke up to 25 knots which was such a nice change of pace from the past three days, well week rather. However, our start time wasn’t until 3pm so the breeze slowly started fading as it approached our start time. We actually ended up being postponed for a while on shore because the race committee couldn’t anchor their boats on the outside courses. Apparently they didn’t have chains for the anchors or something. Since another fleet was scheduled to race on our course before us, it inevitably put us into a holding pattern. We ended up getting moved to a different course area and got one race in around 5pm. It was kind of a crazy race for us. We had a terrible start and had to duck the fleet, but got on the lifted tack right away which helped us get into the top group. We actually rounded the bottom gate in fourth and after a rough second beat rounding in 14th or something, we had a killer downwind to finish seventh. Points are extremely close with just one race into the final series. We are looking forward to what Santander has in store for us tomorrow! Three races scheduled at a noon start time.
We would like to thank the sponsors and supporters of the US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider especially our title sponsor Sperry Top-Sider.