And we did. With an excellent start, and control of our destiny, we sail our best race of the regatta. We’re leading, until the final few feet from the finish when we try to slam dunk Brian Tyrell’s team on Boat No. 4 (they’re the fast Melges 24 team from Washington). All we have to do is jibe clean, cover them into the finish and we’ll have our first bullet. It’s a crash jibe and just before the turn, the clew floats in on the wrong side of the headstay, gets pinned, and we pull off the ugliest jibe all week.