With 3 1/2 days to go, and some easier sailing conditions settling in, it seems the crew has gotten past the grumbling about the race extension and have settled into a resigned complacency. As we are sailing upwind in gentle breezes, there is down time on deck. We are catching up on our rest, and enjoying some relaxation. The sailing books are coming out: sail trim basics, knots and splicing, the psychology of sailing. Knot tying demonstration and practice is a fun way to pass the time.