Sailors arrived at Corinthian Yacht Club around 9am Saturday morning greeted by light winds out of the east. After a short skippers meeting on the dock, sailors were out on the water to try to get some races in before the wind died out in the mid afternoon. Following the first rotation on the water, the wind began to shift north and die, and sailors were given a break for lunch as we waited for the wind to fill back in. After about an hour of waiting around 1:30 the wind clocked around from the south for a short lived breeze, and A was able to finish their second rotation. B fleet was then sent out for 2 short races to end the day as the air finally gave out and the teams left the club to glassy waters.
With the forecast for today much more optimistic, teams arrived back at the club for a 9:30 start time on the water. The breeze was a steady 10-12 from the west for the first rotation of A, and picked up to a heavy 18 for B fleet rotation. As the breeze began to build, A fleet saw gusts to 25 while sailing and some boats went over, but the fleet was persistent and still made for every competitive and fun races on the water for their second rotation. With the forecast only going up for the rest of the after noon, B fleet came out for their second rotation of the day and finished out the regatta before gusts up to 27-28 came through and the racing would become too dangerous.
Overall, the regatta had races all over the wind levels and tested teams in many senses with the ripping current and breezy conditions. Congratulations to Drexel for winning their home regatta and we look forward to hosting all the teams next year again for another good time on the water!
|2||Ocean County College||Vikings||22||22||44|
|5||University of Delaware||Blue Hens||36||30||66|
|6||University of Pittsburgh||Pitt Panthers||43||50||93|
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