Wow, I did not realize how long it has been since I last posted! I got to get better at this.
Team Point Loma Outfitting (Bill Hardesty, Steve Hunt, Mary Ann Ward & Erik Shampain) continued there dominance over the 80+ boat fleet this past weekend. If I had to use one word to describe their performance it would be “Consistency”; during this past weekends 8 race series they never finished worse than 5th. After Friday’s 3 seconds they had already established a significant lead over the second place boat, which at least one double digit finish.
The team has worked very hard this past Winter on boat speed, and it showed. They were able to sail conservatively, and let their speed get them out of mistakes. next on their schedule is a couple of regattas in the home waters of San Diego, then ff to Chicago for the 2008 Etchells Worlds.
Needless to say the team was outfitted in gear provided by Point Loma Outfitting. Besides allowing thesailors to stay comfortable on the water, they provide valuable feedback to us about what works in certain conditions, and what does not. This information is then passed on to our customers. We are proud to be able to support this team, and have learned a ton about regatta preparation, and strategy in the meantime.