Our first race of the the year was a resounding success. First in division and first overall at Patos Island Race (results here: http://www.snsyc.ca/Racing/race_results.aspx). We fought our way through a difficult wind transition and light air patch at Turn point and somehow managed to get around Patos. After rounding the wind gradually picked up. Great crew work was fueled by our secret weapon, Colin Nichols’ hot mocha coffee. This concoction (exact recipe remains a mystery) kept bodies warm and hiking on the rail and the boat made upwind gains to the finish.