We went back up to the Columbia River Gorge for the second summer in a row for the Optimist Northwest Championships. Simon wound up 3rd behind the Subbiah twins. Wind was mostly light but there were some twists in the conditions, but most notably a heat wave.
St. Francis Yacht Club on the San Francisco cityfront.... dinghy regatta. 420's, 29'ers, 505's, Lasers, and F-18's. This was Simon's first 420 regatta. Same with Liam, his high school teammate, who is crewing.
Our first Long Beach regatta. Viewing is great form the Long Beach pier. Simon and Liam won 2 bullets in silver fleet on first day. Some of the best high school racing I've seen. 30 colleges also compete and give a presentation about their schools' sailing programs.