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CNU 2-on-2 Team Race

posted Apr 7, 2011, 4:11 PM by Scott Barnhill   [ updated Apr 7, 2011, 4:14 PM by Marisa Demourkas ]

 March 19-20th 2011, CNU

During the drive down we set a goal to try and get a podium finish and we ended up third so that was awesome!! Our first day of racing went really well. We were racing right in front of the CNU sailing center. There was a pretty solid breeze in the morning and died down and kind of shifty in the afternoon (around 6-12 for the day). There were a total of six races and we ended the day 5-1 and in a three way tie for first. Everyone executed a lot of mark traps and pass backs, which made it all pretty intense. After getting off the water there was talk amongst other teams about how we were definitely a team to watch out for.

We headed into the Gold Fleet on day 2. Our heads were clear and we knew the competition was going to be tough. We were sailing outside; the breeze was pretty steady and a little lighter than the day before. Our results weren't quite up to par. We struggled a little with boat speed and some tactical calls. But pulled through in the end for third. All in all, I think I can speak for all five of us and say that we brought our A-game and sailed a really good, fun regatta.