Just got back from my first event in the SB20 and loved every minute!
Must admit when I arrived on the Wednesday with no idea how to rig the boat, did feel slightly out of my depth, but everyone was so helpful, that I had the boat rigged and in the water by the time my crew, Lucy Macgregor, Richard Mason and Ali Young arrived. We even managed to sneak out for an hour practice in the evening.
First day of racing and with 4 races scheduled it was a long day on the water, but great! The wind steadily built and we finished the last race in 18-20 knots. Our results just steadily improved as the day went on and I got used to the boat and the angles downwind. We were on track for our first race win, having lead the last race until the last run, but sailed out of the pressure and finished 3rd, still not a bad result!
Much lighter winds on the Saturday and we had good pace upwind, perhaps because we were 20kg light! We had a great day with a 7th, 2nd and finally a race win in the last race! Great social evening with dinner and the beer flowing,the SB20 fleet know how to have a good time! Unfortunately no racing on Sunday not a breath of wind! So finished 5th overall and first female helm, not bad for our first event.

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