(Xiamen, China)- There was light air this weekend, but no lack of turnout again for the second week of racing. With 8 boats on the water and over 50 people attending to help with committee or sail, things have been going very well. Since the overall participants in many cases have not sailed J/80's before, the first two weeks of light air have allowed teams to start to figure out the best ways of handling the asymmetrical spinnaker sets, jibes and take downs.
We had two races and tried to get a third but lack of wind lead to abandoning the last race. Boat #6 driven by Jacky Chen showed consistent first place finishes to win the day. I must say that it is great to see so many kids joining the sailing. Last week we had Laura and Phil Harvey with 4 small kids on board and this week we had Alain and Sacha Vermeulen and Pieter van der Plas sailing with their kids. You will notice from the photo that the kids are driving when they got 2nd in the first race.