Paul Murphy is sailing aboard Bat IV, a J/105 owned by Andrew Kennedy. "It was better than it could have been, at least it was smooth water so you could sail along reasonably," said Murphy. "On Course 3, Melges and 105s, you'd go left to stay out of the current, then we saw some right-hand shifts, which made the right work. Sometimes even the locals don't know which way to go, you would never go that way, but then someone does, and in a big fleet that works, so it was tedious sailing, a lot of pileups at the marks, but it was good light-air racing. We got hammered. But our owner's in the hospital with shingles in his eyeballs, so we're hoping things get better when he gets back aboard. There was some modest current in the beginning of the day, but a strong two knots by the end. The sky didn't change too much, but there was a big right-hand shift in the second race, but I sure didn't see it and there where no big indicators, but it did happen, it's just part of racing in light air, so we just deal with it. Our driver was Reg Gardener, who just graduated from SUNY, and he did a nice job."