Since I got back from Italy I did
the Spinnaker Cup,
worked on the Saga 409 and we went out for our first test sail,
started sailing in Wednesday night match racing practice races in Tiburon on J22s,
did some Friday nights on the moore 24,
worked with my brother in his yard,
went to the premiere of UP the Pixar animated movie (one of our crew is a fix animator of the movie),
had a great time with my nephew and mother at the beach,
took my nephew to a BBQ at some friends,
been to Monterey for two days of diving and learning how to take apart regulators and tank valves and worked on a bunch of boats. So it has been a busy last three weeks.
Right now I am in Long Beach for a Grade 3 match racing event called Ficker Cup sailing with Bruce Stone. We had practice yesterday against Sally Barkow with Dave Perry coaching. Today we had 5 races and ended up winning 3 and losing 2. So we now are tied for second in points but are third in a count back out of 5 boats. Amazingly for us we beat Dave Perry (the guy who writes the rule books!). Tomorrow will be the second round robin so we hope to keep up the good results.