Racing got underway at 10:20 on Crab Bank under clear skies for the 18 teams that braved the sub-tropical temperatures. Four races in each division were completed using inner and outer trapezoidal courses in a shifty 8-15 knot northwesterly. One more race was completed after lunch using course 5B, a modified gold cup, in a strong ebb tide before racing was called for the day. An approaching front produced winds gusting into the thirties and conditions on the Cooper River became quite gamey. No breakdowns or protests were filed.
Four races were completed using modified gold cup courses in a 15-25 knot northwesterly and flooding tide. Sailors hung on during the short-lived reach legs while the 420s skipped across the water. Rumor has it one team ‘demolished’ the 31.7 knots achieved by a moth sailor on Saturday. Several capsizes and pitch poles accompanied by unusually cold temperatures forced the race committee to send the fleet in around 1 PM- our rescue swimmer was greatly appreciative. There were no breakdowns and one protest was filed but was withdrawn. Thank you to the team of twenty undergrads who helped run a successful event. Congratulations to the College of Charleston Cougars for winning the 2013 Charleston Spring Coed.
|1||College of Charleston||Cougars 1||27||30||57|
|2||College of Charleston||Cougars 2||27||43||70|
|3||U. S. Naval Academy||Midshipmen||49||36||85|
|4||U. S. Coast Guard Academy||Bears||76||28||104|
|5||University of Wisconsin||Badgers||51||57||108|
|6||Salve Regina University||Seahawks||64||58||122|
|7||Old Dominion University||Monarchs||59||80||139|
|11||George Washington University||Colonials||108||69||177|
|*||14||Christopher Newport University||Captains||92||94||186|
|15||University of California at Santa Barbara||Gauchos||66||134||200|
|16||University of South Florida||Bulls||108||95||203|
|17||Georgia Tech||Yellow Jackets||152||64||216|
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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