Well, as they say, showing up is step one! We were fortunate to sail Sinistra to an overall victory in the SSA Summer Series this past weekend, primarily due to the fact that we were one of the few boats to sail in all four race days. Nonetheless, it is no easy task to keep pace with your competition when your competition is the Hurbans or John Guth or Todd Johnson or Joe Friebele. Overall, we had some great racing and the series provided me with a great chance to keep working on the challenge of sailing in light wind and chop. Many thanks to Diane and John Butler for crewing for me this past weekend, and to Nicole, Tree, Kyra, and Rebecca for sailing with me during the first summer series weekend in late June.
Thanks to Joe Friebele and the folks up at SSA and Fleet 329 for putting on two great weekends of racing this summer, and many thanks to Rick for letting me sail his boat while he was away. Keep reading for some details from this past weekend’s racing, including an account of one of the most exciting finishes I’ve had in a Lightning race of late!