Briefing from the Principal Race Officer on day one of the RS Aero US Nationals at the Gorge.
The wind for the first race on Saturday at the RS Aero Nationals was around 10-15 knots increasing to 16-22 knots for the subsequent three races. Marc Jacobi - one of the best sailors at the regatta - has already posted an excellent account on his blog of the action at the front of the fleet. Marc capsized three times so you can imagine the mayhem at the bottom end of the fleet where I was.
Some day soon I will get around to posting my usual list of excuses for how badly I was sailing on Saturday. But as today is Sunday and "they" say it will be even windier for day two, I thought some biblical inspiration would be appropriate.
Hebrews 12:1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.