Beautiful sailing in an easterly breeze in Newport. Most of us started in about 8 knts. Havard started in about 9knts, as the breeze was building and they arrived late and were late for the start. Tufts started in about 12knts, as they were even later and missed the first race completely. They started 4 mins late for the second race. The breeze eventually built to 15knts with a few higher blasts.
After 4 great races we went in for lunch and a rotation. We returned to a solid 15knts for the fifth race, and it continued to build a little more. It was decided that no spinnakers would be used in races 6-8 after RW (port) planted their bow into Tufts'(starboard) midships in pre-start maneuvers. I guess I didn't want to push my luck with the potential for more damage. No one was injured, and aside from the hole in the bow, we had a great day of fun, sailing Ynglings. For those who may be wondering, the RW team handled themselves in the most courteous, apologetic, and professional manner with regard to the incident. Hats off to them! Accidents happen.
Strong breeze predicted for tomorrow. YIKES! It's gonna be a blast!
Great westerly breeze in the morning. Southwest breeze built to 18knts in the afternoon. Congratulations to Dartmouth for some incredibly consistent sailing.
Thanks to Cullen from Maine Maritime for manning our safety boat and assisting with course management.
|1||Dartmouth College||Big Green||31||31|
|3||University of Rhode Island||Rams||59||59|
|5||Salve Regina University||Seahawks||62||62|
|6||Massachusetts Maritime Academy||Buccaneers||91||91|
|*||7||Maine Maritime Academy||Mariners||92||92|
|*||8||Roger Williams University||Hawks||92||92|
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