A front moved into the Tampa Bay area early Sayurday morning and brought rain and plenty of wind - too much in fact and that brought on a postponement. Gusts well over 30 knots were reported on the Gulf and so plans to set of to race there were abandoned. At 1300 racing resumed in the light air that remained after the front passed through. Buzz and Kurt were the big winners in two of the three races, pulling in two firstplaces. The breeze showed much variability across the course so those teams that were practiced in boathandling and paid attention to conditions did well.
Buzz and Kurt have been sailing together frequently in Santa Cruz for some time and that practice showed. In spite of using a borrowed boat, they demonstrated good concentration and consistency. "We have a good arrangement," Kurt said later. "I tend to focus on the here and now, always looking around the course and seeing where everyone is and calling tactics. Buzz on the other hand, takes it all in and sees the overall patterns and calls the strategy. It works well."