We had to execute, and we did. It feels great to have had our backs against the wall and deliver three solid races. We scored a 9-2-4, moving us back up to 10th place and comfortably into gold fleet.
Today was especially rewarding because it was very similar to yesterday in a number of ways. The ability to hold a lane on starboard off the starting line was paramount. What we had such difficulty doing yesterday we were able to accomplish with much better efficiency today. In the first start, we found ourselves tacking out and chasing the left pressure at the top, and it was everything we could do to get a top-ten finish that race. The next two races, though, we executed beautifully. We started near the boat, held our lane to the left side, and led the fleet back towards the top. It was just as we planned.
Tomorrow begins gold-fleet racing. It is a competitive event, and we are excited to line up against only the best in the world again. The carnage that made up so many starts and mark roundings the past three days should settle down. The points are close, so anything is possible at this point. We will simply try to execute the way we did today and make the most of some good racing.
Full results can be found here. Stay tuned for three more days of great racing here in Palma!
Thanks to all of our supporters and sponsors. Thanks to the US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics especially our title sponsor AlphaGraphics and Gold Partners Atlantis and Rolex. Thanks also to Sperry Top-Sider for their sponsorship and support.
Storck Moore Sailing
Updated on May 19, 2013, 5:33pm