Stick around for the post-race debriefings, and you’ll see Carpenter’s hope materialize. On the Miami YC patio and in adjacent rooms, the sponges soak feverishly. At one table, Rulo Borojovich from Argentina, who coached Anna Tunnicliffe to a gold medal in 2008, is meeting with the Laser Radial sailors. Tunnicliffe, back in the Radial after a seven-year hiatus, is seated next to him. One table over, Ullman, who coached the U.S. women’s 470 team in Rio, huddles with Rogers and Parkin around a computer, looking at sail shapes. Nearby, Italian Peitro Sibello, a two-time Olympian helm in the 49er class, is reviewing 49er material, taking notes for a later meeting. In a room off the patio, Ed Baird, a top pro sailor and the last U.S. competitor to win the Laser Worlds long ago, debriefs the Laser full-rig sailors.