The groove upwind is very, very narrow, and hitting one wave wrong results in instant penalty against such fast, smart sailors. The wind is quite inconsistent around the course, with streaks of wind hitting some competitors and not others--if we race in similar conditions, it'll be nerve-wracking out there!
The practice race will be at 2 today. No-doubt everybody will be over early, trying to get out in front and (hopefully) stay there. It will be interesting to see how aggressive the fleet will be around the course and how my speed looks in racing conditions!
|This old guy can still hike! :)|
|Nice lead on the first reach of the practice race (194582)|