The fleet also makes sure that every boat is going as fast as possible. You'll see those who've been sailing the boat for years mentoring those who are just getting into the fleet, helping them tune the boat and giving them tips on how to handle the tricky conditions of Mission Bay.
There was a little bit of everything over the two days of racing. There was rain. There was sun. There was breeze to hike in and zephyrs where the crew needed to crouch in the boat. The winning skipper said it took a lot of luck to win in those conditions, but when you look at the final box scores, the top competitors always seem to make their own luck.