Fun! It was the only word I could describe it. It has been a long time since I sailed a Hobie 16 with the Philippine team that placed 3rd in the national games. It was fun hiking out and manning the jib. The skipper became deadweight on the middle and his own crew became the tiller guy. We weren’t all out but it was good to be sailing on a different craft with two other guys.
I kept calling the speed in knots on the GPS every 2-3 seconds so the the skipper could tell the difference beating upwind and screaming downwind. We crisscrossed the 20 Optimist sailors while they were having their last and final heats. Winds were at 10-14kts and how I wish it was a steady 12-18kts. and flatter water. But at the end of the sail it reminded me of years past when we were having fun doing it.