The bad news, I had to withdraw from the Havana race. I simply couild not, and cannot get the boat ready to start in 4 weeks, without taking off and doing nothing for the next month but working on the boat, which is not a possibility as I have several cases set for trial in the month. The good news is the concentrated effort to get the boat ready for that race has given me a huge leap forward in boat prep, and we will actually be sailing in a couple of weeks, although the interior renovation will be just getting started. The mast is being stepped Monday and the boat is coming out of the boatyard. The other good news is that when I do get to the starting line, the boat will be tested, and candidly, it would not have been completed if I started the Havana race. There will be other Havana races.
Jim