Going into the day I was prepared to bleed a few points, I knew my Port Tack wasn't going to be as fast as I wanted it to be so I just decided to sail as powered up as possible. In the end I posted a 7th and an 8th which drops me down a few places but leaves me just a few short points from my previous position. The good thing is that I have my new starboard tack board. I have fitted the boots to it and it looks like it is ready to win some races. It is quite a bit larger and more powerful than my current board so I am hoping that it will be the perfect answer to the Slalom Boards that Rob and Alex Aguera have been using. If the forecast comes together than we could be sailing a starboard tack course in Katama later today.
Right now I am feeling really good about where I am in the standings. Obviously a would have rather stayed in second but I do feel that as long as we can get some good heats in than I will stay right in the hunt. The forecasts look promising for today and tomorrow and I am ready.
******THIS JUST IN: Heat 5 was declared not valid*** Tied for 4th place and only 3 points out of 2nd.