Hoping for a miracle in the 8-boat J/24 class is the crew of Instant Karma, in second place by 7 points behind the impeccably sailed Mind Games, in first with a 2,1,1,1,1 scoreline. "We had tons of boatspeed," said Chris Schaefer, of Harbor Woods, Mich., sailing on Instant Karma. "We pushed Mind Games right when we should have put them left, and they ended up beating us. Now, all we can try to do tomorrow is try to push them back to last place, and get first place ourselves." Racing with Schaefer for the past ten years is his friend Mat Kolling, of Point Place, Ohio, who has a long history with Schaefer. "They call us the Weasel Brothers,' said Kolling. We've been hanging together all our lives." For many of the competitors at the Detroit NOOD, this weekend is the first big series of the season, but not for Koller. "I've already done 13 regattas this year," he said, "and I think I'm already tuned in. I was racing my iceboat from January on, and won the Renegade class championship."