J/Fest — A time to learn

A good regatta in terms of learning.  Carter really brought a focus on the details.  Breeze for Day One added some excitement and once we got into a groove we were closer in the hunt on Day Two.  Racing was perhaps a bit frustrating given the format and inherent PHRF shortcomings between boats, somewhat magnified on a short course — luckily the socials where a blast.  ; ) Another good aspect was it really helped me with my starts and gave me some insights into better line placement and for sure being more aggressive to push up to the line earlier.  I think that will help us in the long run.  We’ll be back next year but I will likely lean towards a different racing format for the non-one design boats to ensure we can have closer competition.  : )

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