1994 Santana 20 Nationals

Lake Dillon, Colorado

Sailing at 9,000 feet can get pretty interesting. When there are 14,000 foot peaks all around the weather can change in a real big hurry. This regatta was characterized by generally light and shifty breezes, punctuated with some brief fresh breezes from afternoon mountain storms. It usually looked like this until about noon.
Light air mode
Then you would see the clouds start to gather around the peaks for the afternoon storms. If one came through the lake we could get anything from an invigorating 15 knots to 40 knots with rain and hail (we only got hail on the practice day). This was a start in about 15 knots.