Winning the Wavelength 24 class was Bear, owned by the husband and wife team of Caron and Steven Choate, of Mandeville, La. Caron, who helms Bear, was quick to credit her crew for their victory. "Patience and crew work, that's what made the difference for us," said Caron. "We also loosened everything up, eased the sails and sailed the boat as full as we could." It's tough to sail the boat when you open the sails up for light air," said Steven, who trims the headsail and spinnaker on Bear. "It takes total concentration to steer the boat well when the sails are bouncing all over the place. Caron and I talk a lot about pressure when conditions are light. We used to own a Spirit 20, which was really a dog in light air, and that's helped us. If you love light air, light air loves you." After the second race of the day, Caron and her crew thought the regatta was won. "We thought they wouldn't race us again and were sure that we'd won the regatta," said Caron. "We knew something was up when no one headed in after the second race and realized we had to win the regatta again."