We had catching up to do. Our speed was good, but things got even better as we got headed while sailing off on port tack. When we thought we had gained enough, we tacked and could see we had almost the entire fleet below us, with only Canada, who had led us to the right, ahead of us. The left had been better the day before, but this time the right paid off, and we rounded the first mark in second, behind Canada. Of course, we were paying close attention to the positions of the Brits and Brazilians. The Brits were just a few places back, and we only had to beat them to break the tie. The Brazilians were in about eighth, and even though we had at least the five points we needed on them, we still wanted a buffer between the two of us, in case someone in between us was over-early. It was hard to count exactly, but we appeared to have what we needed. However, we knew that a lot could change during the rest of the race. In this regatta, there was no provision for notifying boats that were over-early; you’d find out after the finish.