|Start of the 2nd race.|
We had twelve Butterfly sailors on the line but not everyone participated in racing. Bowman placed 2nd in the 1st race, then sailed down to the northern end and mentored Kaili (bought Franks's boat). Audrey, new to the Butterfly, tied for 4th with Marshall in the 2nd race and Laurie barely beat them for 3rd, managing to miss hitting the finishing mark at the last second. Way to go - all you girls!
For the guys, John K. placed 1st in the 1st race. In the 2nd race, Paul managed a 1st with Doug closing in for a 2nd with some last minute maneuvers which would have worked in the Laser but didn't work so well in the Butterfly. Oh well . . it was worth a try!
Here is a short video of the leeward rounding in the first race. Bowman well ahead which she managed to the end and Paul and Doug following behind. There was actually a little more wind at this point. It tended to come in waves. Soon we will have more wind. Can't wait!