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June 03, 2006
By: Bryan Stout - skipper
The twilight race was the most fun I have ever had on team-tsunami. The point of the race was to start in the late afternoon and still have boats racing in the darkness of night. As it turned out we had a great start. Our only downwind leg was plagued with lots of lifts that we didn’t want, but we were able to get the speed up to 9 knots at one point. My prime focus through out the race was keeping my mind in the game. I knew that concentration was the key role in long races. Surprisingly, it was easier to concentrate on racing, than it normally is. Before I knew it I was doing things as a habit and could hang in there with the best of the J105 crowd. Lots of boats meant lots of places to make mistakes. Though we did have some issues with the jib trim, Pete Carico and Nick Olds definitely did a good job once they got the hang of it. Looking back on this race I know that everyone learned a lot about long races. With a combination of speed, smarts, and luck we were able to cross the finish line in a respectable position… and almost hit a boat that was shooting up on port. This race truly was a twilight race as we finished around 9:30 and were able to admire the sunset. Of course I wasn’t as I was to busy admiring the green and red tell-tales on the jib. I appreciate the opportunity to sail in this program and hope that we can begin to teach ourselves everything we would ever want to know to become great sailors and soon shock the J105 fleet with our finishes.