In the 11-boat Soverel 33 class, Whackos navigator, Patrick Jackson of Brooklyn, N.Y., enjoyed the challenging conditions. It was light, but fun, he said. It required people to think and assess all the conditions. Owner Norm Dean, agreed. You have to be able to sail in all conditions, he said. When its this light, it can be frustrating, especially because everybody in this class is so good, the level of competition is very high. In our first race we got a seventh, but it was a hard-fought seventh, we were a lot deeper than that and fought back hard to get there. After getting a second in the next race, Whacko ended the day in fourth, but is only four points behind class leader, Team Lake Norman.