Our team sailed really well in the first half of the second race, recovering from a second-row start, working to the right, and then sailing fast downwind to round the gate mark in fifth. But we managed to make a few wrong choices on the next beat, tack a little too often, sail a little too slowly, and try a little too hard to cross #222 on port. Our friends were kind enough to avoid taking off the last four feet of our transom, and we responded by doing circles and ended up 15th and annoyed about it. Yet once wed been treated to an excellent regatta barbecue with ribs, chicken, beef, cole slaw, and an awesome potato salad, all washed down with a couple glasses of Newport Storm, we felt better. We werent the only ones who wouldve liked to take back a few false moves, and were contending for the top 10, tied for 9th with Alios #74 and Mike Schwartzs #90 from Chicago. Friday promises to be another nice, sunny day with a moderate southwesterly breeze, and theres plenty of racing ahead.