28 Jan Jay Complains of the Heat
Seriously? Jay is complaining that it is too hot? Everyone get your tiny violins ready and read his report from yesterday:
Long Day on the water yesterday. Started with the 7:45 coaches meeting and ended at 8 pm with a redress hearing!
I thought coaching was tough but being on Race Committee as the pin race officer is exhausting. Our line is between 325 and 400 meters. As a point of reference, Division 1 at Key West with the TP 52s was only 200 meters. It is a long line and the boats use a lot of it.
It is really exciting racing with 34 boats with wings jockeying for a spot on the line. On top of this, it is a relatively short course so they are compacted and all going around the bottom mark within seconds.
As the pin boat we not only set the line, we have to deal with gates as well and then book it over to set up a finish line. The day flys by!
A bonus is that in the mornings at the hotel I get to talk about Oakcliff with sailors from all over the world. This morning in particular, I spoke to a team from Singapore as well as one of the top US juniors. They are all excited to sign up for this summer’s Acorn and Sapling programs
On the course for day 2 unfortunately light and hot.