Saturday proved to be a challenging day of racing on Mystic Lake. Sailors arrived to an 8 knot NNW breeze that quickly became shifty once all boats were launched. The first two races ranged from 3-6 knots with 45 degree shifts on any given leg. Race 3 was the most challenging race of all, being started and abandoned three times before taking a lunch break at 2pm. Racing was postponed due to shifty and light conditions until 3:30. Race 3 was started at 3:45, but was abandoned due to an unfair fleet inversion on the final leg. Sailors were sent home at 4:30 to return tomorrow for another exciting day of racing on Mystic Lake. No protests were filed, and there were no breakdowns.
Sunday greeted sailors with a much more promising northerly breeze at 8-10 knots. After a quick meeting, and a few bungee replacements, the sailors were on the water and ready to race. Races 3 and 5 were a short W4 course with wind ranging from 4-6 knots and shifting from N-NW. Races 4 and 6 were a longer W6 course with shifty breeze from 6-8 knots. Steadier wind on Sunday made for some exciting racing with many close finishes. The fleets sailed in combined divisions all weekend with 18 boats on the line, and an I-flag flown for every start. With the exception of a frayed bungee and a new universal before racing, there were no breakdowns. No protests were filed.
Congratulations to Harvard for an outstanding event, winning the regatta by 40 points!
A huge thank you to Jumbos' Tyler Paige 18' for scoring and shore crew on Saturday, Matt Galbraith 21' and Matt Keller 21' for scoring and shore crew Sunday, and Evan Robison 21' for RC on Saturday and morning maintenance on Sunday.
|2||Massachusetts Institute of Technology||Engineers||38||43||81|
|*||4||Tufts University||Jumbos 3||65||43||108|
|*||5||Tufts University||Jumbos 2||38||70||108|
|6||Tufts University||Jumbos 1||74||36||110|
|7||University of Rhode Island||Rams||73||53||126|
|8||Tufts University||Jumbos 4||84||81||165|
|9||University of Connecticut||U. Connecticut||91||104||195|
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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