Onboard Muse, we had it all. After a bad start in the first race, we found ourselves fighting to get to the left corner, managing to come out OK, somewhere mid-fleet. With a quick jibe set to separate from the big clump of boats around us we were making inroads into the fleet, and feeling better. A leeward gate pile-up, however, took away all that we’d gained, and we were fighting back again…this time from the right side. Tactician, Stuart Johnstone, worked his brain hard to get us in the mix again, and we salvaged the race with a 35. For our first race together it could have been a lot worse. It could have been better, too, so in the 30-second post race debrief we resolved to do it: better communication at the start and going into the corners: We were fast in a straight line, so lets be smarter about getting around the marks.