I marveled at her workmanlike deck space. The race committee easily secured the anchor rode on the tough samson post and sat cooly under the rigid bimini. A few members gathered in the small cabin to catch up on paperwork. Several times during the start, boats piled on the Protector, grabbing her rode and spinning the tough vessel around. The crew simply waited for the racers to sort everything out, confident their durable craft would not be harmed.