Just after a 9:45 competitors meeting the breeze decided to completely die off. After a short delay on land race 1A was completed in a light and uncharacteristically shift southerly. Big swings in direction continued all day long which kept the RC on it's feet and the sailors scratching their heads. Six races in A and 4 races in B were completed today with the last A set finishing at sunset. There were a handful of general recalls that can be attributed to big swings in wind direction and also to just 1 overeager sailor which would then pull the whole fleet over. Most starts were I flag starts. Three protest were filed and will be heard at 9am tomorrow morning. A big thank you to Susan Reilly for judging today and Matt Cohen for being the ICSA rep and to Conn College for bring an extra coach boat. Breeze looks great for tomorrow!!
The forecast was correct! B division started race 5B at 10:15. At 10:20 the breeze increased and held enough to force an abandonment. Huge waves cause boats to swamp upwind causing a lot of carnage downwind. B was sent back out for a 12:45 start and as soon as the horn sounded the breeze drastically decreased and continued to do so until the final B race which was sailed in about 5 knots and a difficult chop. Three B races and one A race were completed today. Courses were W4's and 5's. One breakdown was awarded and one protest was filed and disallowed. Congratulations to the Big Green for their first victory at the Yale Women's in 10 years! O
Many thanks to Susan Reilly, Thomas Barrows and Alice Manard for hearing protest today. And thanks to Matt Cohen as ICSA rep and Conn College for the use of their coach boat.
|1||Dartmouth College||Big Green||33||45||78|
|3||College of Charleston||Cougars||55||43||98|
|4||Roger Williams University||Hawks||64||45||109|
|7||St. Mary's College of Maryland||Seahawks||74||53||127|
|*||9||University of Rhode Island||Rams||54||92||146|
|*||11||U. S. Coast Guard Academy||Bears||85||72||157|
|13||Bowdoin College||Polar Bears||92||76||168|
|**||14||Old Dominion University||Monarchs||93||77||170|
|**||15||Massachusetts Institute of Technology||Engineers||52||118||170|
|17||University of Vermont||Catamounts||107||65||172|
|*||Number of high-place (1) finishes|
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