We were a little slow off the line in the first start but were able to tack to port pretty early to work to the right as planned. Unfortunately, our lane was very thin and we had to tack off eventually. After falling back to around 4th halfway up the beat, we found a nice lefty to work back right. Geoff made a great call to short tack the layline and the top 2 boats, and by the weather mark we were tied for 1st with Peru. We pulled off a nice jibe set, which we actually practiced yesterday so it went smoothly. From that point on we extended nicely, but found ourselves at the leeward gate with the Snipe and Lightning fleets (they have shorter weather marks). Our competitors bore the brunt of the fleet conversion, though, and we went on to win the first race of the regatta.