A spring cold front passed over the Thames River early this morning and provided competitors with a moderate northerly breeze to start the day. The J/70's were up and planning for much of the morning session and seeking current relief along the western edge of the river was a necessary strategy to nearly every upwind leg. Three W4's were completed before lunchtime in a 12 to 16 knot breeze and an ebb current approaching 2 knots.
Races four through six were completed in a 5 to 12 knot northerly before the wind rapidly shifted to the south as the fleet approached the finish of race seven and held for the duration of race eight. All courses were W4's.
Thanks Again to all of the competitors for taking great care of our fleet throughout the day. Racing was tight with frequent lead changes, big comebacks, and plenty of close crosses along the shore. Special Thanks to cadets Riley Brande '18 and Valentina Whelan '19 along with Head Offshore Coach Jack Neades aboard the markboats.
Congratulations to our winning team of Will Colomb '18, Peter Reeve '17, Sulli Edwards '17, and Jonathan Cardinal '19 and to all of the Offshore Bears for a fantastic spring sportboat season.
All races were completed on Saturday.
|1||U. S. Coast Guard Academy||Bears 1||25||25|
|*||2||Tufts University||Jumbos 2||28||28|
|5||University of Rhode Island||Rams||38||38|
|*||6||U. S. Coast Guard Academy||Bears 2||43||43|
|*||7||Tufts University||Jumbos 1||43||43|
|8||U. S. Coast Guard Academy||Bears 3||52||52|
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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