Was ahead of double handers too until the last upwind leg which was windier and lack of weight in the rail was a problem - also no time to rerun the lines and re hoist the spinnaker before the finish which double handers did. Crap.
The most interesting part was actually heading back to the dock. I dropped the genoa to the deck and sailed back under main only (and autopilot! drinking and eating mostly) and because the channel back to the St Francis hasn't been dredged for a while there was very little space to tack back and forth so I ended up in an empty upwind slip at the entrance of the harbor... then had to start the engine to make it just up the fairway.
What a beautiful day and beautiful conditions - Elise started about 25 min late because the tide was ripping and there was no wind at the start...
Red Sky on the way to the start line
Ahead of double handers too up until the very last leg