In his worst race, he finished about a minute and fifteen seconds ahead of his nearest competitor. He didn't get to try out any carving going downwind or any special go fast tricks or anything even remotely challenging tactically. Sailors that once offered a glimpse of competition had become depressingly slow and uncompetitive. The PRO later said everyone on the committee was asking why there was such a separation in Doug and the rest of the Lasers. Clearly, the fleet's focus hasn't been on competitive sailing the last few years.
Predictably, Doug showed up to sail on Sunday and was the only Laser sailor that came back. He was left to apologize to the race organizers for their apparent lack of interest.
Except for Wurstfest, this is the end of Laser regatta season so Doug is looking forward to some good Butterfly competition before he begins his training program for the Laser Master Worlds.