We had a good work out today on Biscayne Bay. It was the first day of the Commodores Cup, a three-race regatta, held every year here, in Miami, in December. Normally there would be 18-20 boats at this event but because everyone in the US is gearing up for the Olympic Trials in March and it is too cold in Europe to sail right now, we ended up with 45 boats on the starting line this morning.
A cold front went through Miami last night and not only was it cold to day, 65 degrees(that is cold for Miami) but it was also fairly windy,18-25 knots from the North West. This is a wind direction that makes the racing very shifty as the wind is blowing off the land on Biscayne Bay. Also, there were a few breakdowns in the fleet