On Saturday 10/22- S/V DIRECTION participated in CORA's Double Handed race. Sebastian crewed and Big John skipperd.The wind was out of the ENE at 10 to 15 knots and puffy. D fleet sailed course thirteen. We went three times around the J mark, three times around the BP mark, then off to the finish. The course was a little over five miles with seven boats participating in the class. ENGLISH BEAT won the start. It was nip and tuck as Las Brisas came up hard to weather and nearly kissed the stern of Direction. A few moments later Direction returned the favor by heading hard to weather and came within 6 inches of Las Brisas stern. The first rounding at the BP mark was tight quarters, with a slight outgoing tide. Layla took the lead and stayed ahead. It wasn't untill mid race when the boats started to separate. Direction shot leward of Kelly Krew, above Ibis, passing three boats including Las Brisas. On the next to last leg Direction out-pointed Las Brisas to the J mark, forcing her to do an extra tack. Direction moved ahead of Las Brisas into second place. The last leg was an exciting finish as Direction beat Las Brias to the finish line, by less than a half of a boat length. In the end DIRECTION corrected over Layla for a first place finish.