Saturday: Competitors arrived to a glassy Cooper River, sunny skies, and a high tide. A southeast wind filled in around 11:00. Sailors headed out to a wind that maxed out at 8-10 knots. The tide began to ebb rather hard. The “up hill” current led to several one minute rules, general recalls, and short beats. All courses were windward leeward style; W3’s, W4’s, & W5’s with offsets and gates. Dark skies and lightening winds enticed the RC to end racing after 6B. Sunday: Competitors arrived to a light northwest wind, cloudy skies, and a flood tide. Races 7 & 8 for both A & B divisions were Gold Cup courses; course 5. During race 8B the wind shifted to the north. Starting with race 9A the course was changed to a windward leeward style course; W4’s with offsets and gates. As the skies cleared the north wind died and the tide began to ebb. Sailors retreated to the marina. With the forecast of thunderstorms, a strong ebb tide, and no southerly in sight the sailors packed up and got on the road. Thanks to all of the undergraduate Cougars who helped run the event.
|1||College of Charleston||Cougars||13||13||26|
|2||University of Miami||Hurricanes||27||15||42|
|3||University of Florida||Gators||29||35||64|
|5||University of South Florida||Bulls||49||47||96|
|8||Georgia Institute of Technology||Georgia Tech||51||82||133|
|9||University of Tennessee||Volunteers||104||38||142|
|10||University of North Carolina||North Carolina||66||83||149|
|11||University of North Carolina at Wilmington||UNC Wilmington||103||56||159|
|12||Florida Institute of Technology||Florida Tech||86||86||172|
|15||Duke University||Blue Devils||113||94||207|
|16||North Carolina State University||North Carolina State||87||130||217|
|17||Florida Gulf Coast University||Florida Gulf Coast||121||106||227|
|18||University of Georgia||Georgia||119||122||241|
|20||Florida Atlantic University||Florida Atlantic||117||146||263|
The following chart shows the relative rank of the teams as of the race indicated. Note that the races are ordered by number, then division, which may not represent the order in which the races were actually sailed.
The first place team as of a given race will always be at the top of the chart. The spacing from one team to the next shows relative gains/losses made from one race to the next. You may hover over the data points to display the total score as of that race.