Dave was skipper of the Abaco Rage on the second day of the Hope Town Cup race series. What an honor and a challenge, all rolled into one. He aced it, and although he stayed back a bit while crossing the very congested start line, they sailed well, had to jibe the sails three times, and everyone had a good time. There were quiet a few new crew members on board and they had a memorable experience (no one fell off or got hurt, and there were no gear failures). Plus the regular crew members like Barry, Gus, and Bobby made Skipper Dave look good at the helm by being so efficient at their 'jobs'.
Hopefully this only American skipper will have the opportunity to do it all over again some time in the future.