It was a challenging day on the Thames River. The day began with a puffy SE breeze that lasted until the end of race #3. The new SW breeze began to build near the end of #3 just before the break for lunch. By the the time everyone was back on the water, the breeze had shifted right to almost a true westerly. Races #4 and #5 were sailed in light, but puffy and shifty conditions as the breeze bounced bounced back and forth between the west and south west. Race #6 was abandoned due to huge unpredictable shifts caused by competing breezes from the south and west. Many thanks to PRO Nick Capuzzi '14 and everyone else who helped with race committee today for helping to manage the course in such shifty conditions. Hopefully tomorrow will bring more predictable breezes.
Racing got off to a slow start today while we waited for the breeze to fill in enough to begin the first race of the day. Unfortunately the predicted NW breeze never really filled in while the racers were on the course. Races 6 -8 were once again sailed in light and shifty conditions similar to Saturday. The sailors saw 5-8 knots of breeze bouncing back and forth from west to northwest. Many thanks to Peter Reeve, Ben Arocho, and Carlos Palenzuela for hauling anchors and moving the marks and committee boat repeatedly to keep the course as square as possible all day! The tricky conditions contributed to the many position changes during the three races today. Nevertheless, Mass Maritime Buccaneers managed to continue their trend of consistent top 4 finishes, and won the weekend with 20 points! Tufts finished second with 24 points, and Coast Guard #2 finished third with 33 points. Thank you to all the competitors for putting up with frustrating conditions on the Thames River this weekend, and especially to to everyone who helped run the event.
|1||Massachusetts Maritime Academy||Buccaneers||20||20|
|3||U. S. Coast Guard Academy||Bears 2||33||33|
|4||Roger Williams University||Hawks||35||35|
|5||University of Rhode Island||Rams||38||38|
|6||U. S. Coast Guard Academy||Bears 1||40||40|
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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