We have a three-boat class for the Mini Maxis, so it's a bit like a match race with one extra boat. Ran easily won both races in our class. They sailed fast and smart, always a good combination, winning both races by a couple of minutes. Meanwhile, Numbers and ourselves traded off second places. Sailing these big boats around a 2.2 nautical mile windward leeward course in 22+ knots of wind is a real challenge. To give you an idea, the downwind legs are about 9 minutes long, and the upwind legs are about 14 minutes. That doesn't give the guys much time to repack the giant spinnaker on the second beat! In fact, if it gets lighter, we'll not even repack the first spinnaker we use (since we have two A2 medium air spinnakers, and can use the backup sail on the second run) in order to get all the weight on the high side for the second windward leg. But today it was so windy we were using our A4, and we only have one of those, so three of the crew don't get to see much scenery after the first downwind leg.