A little footnote from our friend Wayne Horodowich. He was busy last weekend!
As a side note, I did take first in the Downwind de Fuca race. I averaged 7 mph for 13.2 miles. Unfortunarely there was very little wind. It should have been called the "Lake" de Fuca race. The only categories that beat me were the high performance racing boats. I used my skin boat with a wing paddle. Now I can retire from that race.