Conditions were good for the time trial. There was a bit of a breeze, and a bit of a tide, and it was nice and sunny. There were three of us doing 2 rounds of the False Creek 5km loop.
About a third of the way into the first loop I managed to find and keep good upwind rhythm, and then turn at Science World and find and keep a good downwind rhythm.
All told I'm pretty happy with the way it went. As Calvin put it, I should have stopped paddling to suck back a power gel when I was already moving, instead of when I was turning around and essentially stopped.
I haven't seen the posted results, and I didn't time myself, but the number on the time sheet was "57:11?", which would be good.