A winter of one-design racing in St. Petersburg and Annapolis hardened Doug Curtiss’ team on the J/111 Wicked 2.0. Matching up against a fleet of identical boats is a great way to learn precisely how to squeeze every drop of speed out of the 36-footer. "It tends to hone the skills a little bit," he says with a laugh. "We learned a lot." Still Curtiss came into the weekend, where he raced in the PHRF 2 class, with modest expectations. "We like to be top third and just go out there and have some fun," he says. "If I had to say there’s a signature that I hope to leave on the Wicked program, it’s that we have great crew chemistry, everybody has fun and we just like to be competitive." With a first in Saturday’s single race—a marathon that took teams all of four hours to complete—and a second Sunday, Curtiss exceeded all his goals. Wicked 2.0 won the class by a single point over Phil Lotz, commodore of the New York Yacht Club, who was racing the Club’s new IC37 in its inaugural Annual Regatta. For complete results, visit https://yachtscoring.com/event_results_cumulative.cfm?eID=4628.