It was an up and down day on the Wicked. We continued our string of good starts and came off the line with the pack. Keeping in mind the fact that yesterday's winner credited their success in the lighter air race of the two to only having tacked twice on the beat, I told Rodney not to turn it too much and headed below to ride the keel for the beat with our guest squirrel for the week, Colorado EMT Sarah Raigle. In the deathly still air below, we sat silently and watched the occasional boat go by the windows outside. And sweated. It was so hot that I felt like we should be sewing Nikes or assembling iPhones. When we finally poked our heads up at the weather mark, we were rounding in close succession with the pack, but on the wrong end of it. We gained some ground on the run and, with a clean douse, headed up the final beat in phase but with very few passing lanes available. We kept it together and finished within a respectable distance of the winners, but still clearly a bit off the pace. The able crew on My Sharona took another well-deserved win, running their string to three. They are now six points clear of the Spacemen, who have one point on Utah, who have one point on Lake Effect. Wooton, from Chicago, us and Heat Wave, a former 109 program out of Gloucester, Massachusetts, sit on the other side of a four point gap and are spaced out by a few points.