After two days of qualifiers, we’ve downgraded our expectations at the J/70 Worlds from top ten to top 25, and we’re not even sure that’s enough! My tactical shortcomings have become obvious, as has the absolutely ridiculous level of competition we’re up against. We take some solace that we are well ahead of all sorts of world champions and olympic talent, but we’ll keep grinding on the B-Squared so keep an eye out for us.
We’ll be trying to hurt the livers of some of our competitors tonight with beer provided by Torqeedo motors and rum, vodka, hot dogs and burgers and a couple of t-shirt giveaways sponsored by Eelsnot hull coatings and Sailing Anarchy. If you’re in the Newport Area, come by the big red trailer in the Fort Adams parking lot and share a drink and a story or two. 6’o clock or earlier depending on the racing.
As for “ruddergate” – we heard there is a protest, even though the rudder was not used during a race. Stay tuned.
Results here. More great Paul Todd pics here.