A brisk and sunny start to the 71st Pine Trophy on the Thames River in New London. Four races were sailed before lunch in a NNW breeze 10-12 knots, gusting to 20 knots with a strong ebbing current. Teams struggled with getting to the line on time as the building ebb hindered boat speed. Two races were sailed after lunch in a difficult and shifty breeze alternating between NNW and W inducing several abandonments, course and mark changes. One protest was filed, heard and disallowed. The Yale Bulldogs sailed consistently producing a commanding lead over the fleet and a 9-point lead over the nearest competitor- the Roger Williams Hawks. Racing continues tomorrow with light and variable conditions forecasted.
Sunshine and a light diminishing northwesterly greeted competitors for day two of the 71st Pine Trophy. A course was set but no races were started as the northwesterly diminished to zero velocity. The AP over H was posted and competitors returned to the dock for an extended postponement. Racing resumed at 12:00 PM in a light 5-7 knot westerly, shifty conditions ensued shortly after and challenged race committee and competitors alike; as the competing sea breeze battled for dominance. Four races were completed; one protest was filed resulting in a disqualification. Congratulations once again to the Yale Bulldogs for winning the 71st Pine Trophy.
Thank you to Sailing Master Fran Charles and coaches Tim King and Danny Rabin for hearing protests. Many thanks to the Coast Guard Offshore and Dinghy teams for helping to run races.
|2||Roger Williams University||Hawks||44||44|
|3||Massachusetts Institute of Technology||Engineers||49||49|
|*||4||University of South Florida||Bulls||52||52|
|6||University of Rhode Island||Rams||53||53|
|7||Dartmouth College||Big Green||54||54|
|*||8||Cornell University||Big Red||72||72|
|*||9||U. S. Coast Guard Academy||Bears||72||72|
|10||U. S. Merchant Marine Academy||Mariners||83||83|
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.
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