2018 Midwinters at Alamitos Bay YC had an unusually small turnout, but still great competition on the water. Almost all skippers recorded one or more first place finishes. The wind was light and shifty, another unusual occurrence. It was great to see Tom Jenkins and his son Cole from San Luis Obispo area, after a long hiatus from Lido sailing. However, it is sad to see Patrick & ElizabethSchirmer last Southern California regatta as they move to Seattle to start work for Boeing. Patrick & Elizabeth will be switching back to Thistles as that area has a big fleet.