As I already knew, the J/29 class has its share of characters. I met a few of the others at the tent party, which officially opened race week, and Im sure Ill meet many more in our 17-boat class as the week progresses. Tomorrow, well meet them all on the starting line. Hopefully well get out on the water early and practice whatever tacks, set, jibes, and takedowns we have time for. Then itll be time for a starting sequence, and practice or no practice, Ill be ready for a race.