The Moody got underway in a beautiful northerly that was already fading. URI and Harvard traded 1,2 finishes in the first set. By the time B rotated in, the breeze was getting very spotty. One start was abandoned before 1B got underway in less than ideal conditions. The breeze came and went a few times, but the direction remained in a tolerable range. It was a slow race and after the finish there was no hope of starting another. B remained postponed on the water with a rest break built in for several hours. The plug was pulled just before 3:00 and the fleet was assembled in two tows for the return to the Upper Pond. Minutes later a beautiful southerly filled and the tows were turned around to allow 2B to be sailed.
Harvard sits on top with MIT second and URI third. Teams will report ½ hour earlier tomorrow to facilitate a maximum number of races in the forecast SW breeze.
Skip Whyte and Sophie Podlich ran the races with Karel Mailloux-Kuz kept very busy moving marks. Many other Rams assisted.
One protest was heard resulting in a DSQ.
Many thanks to Johanna Kincaid and Peter Bailey for serving as judges for the event.
Beautiful conditions all day. Racing began before 10:00 in a building WSW breeze. W4s all day and very tight racing. URI and Harvard swapped leads much of the day with Harvard extending in the end. Many places were traded in 7 A + B with Roger Williams and St. Mary's moving past URI for 2nd and 3rd. URI was 4th surviving a tie breaker with BU. The breeze gradually backed to S before abruptly shifting back to W for the final B race. Challenging. One breakdown, one capsize,2 RAFs. One protest was heard on Sunday resulting in a DSQ. Thanks to many Rams who made this event possible: Sophie Podlich, Conor O'Neill, Alex Lach, Ian Martin, and Karel Mailloux-Kuz were on-hand both days with Matt Wordell, Will and Garret Connelly on-hand Saturday.
Additional thanks to Peter Bailey,Johanna Kincaid and Mike O'Connor for handling the judging for the event.
Skip Whyte, PRO
|2||Roger Williams University||Hawks||43||44||87|
|3||St. Mary's College of Maryland||Seahawks||29||61||90|
|*||4||University of Rhode Island||Rams||37||57||94|
|7||Massachusetts Institute of Technology||Engineers||44||68||112|
|8||Bowdoin College||Polar Bears||55||59||114|
|9||Dartmouth College||Big Green||76||51||127|
|13||U. S. Merchant Marine Academy||Mariners||75||87||162|
|16||George Washington University||Colonials||92||96||188|
|17||Massachusetts Maritime Academy||Buccaneers||80||112||192|
|18||Salve Regina University||Seahawks||116||105||221|
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