Seven teams sailed in combined divisions, racing in unusual February conditions. A low level disturbance passed to the south of Tampa Bay, as a cold front lagged just to our north. The result was breeze ranging from 4 to 7 knots, with wind directions from the south, southwest, northwest, north, and then northeast, all in one day.
Eight races sailed today, all WL-4, WL-5 or WL-6, averaging 15 minutes in length. While racing was at times slow-going, spectators were treated to an appearance by the high-energy USF mascot Rocky the Bull.
Two protests filed, two DSQ's. Many thanks to coaches from Charleston, ODU, Eckerd, and Hawaii for hearing the protests.
Host USF leads after day day one, followed by Charleston and Eckerd. Forecast for Sunday is for a sunny, warm day, with better winds in the morning, then decreasing.
After an hour delay for fog, the sun finally burned through, welcoming a 5-6 knot ESE breeze, gradually shifting right. Six more races were sailed, all W4's, averaging 16 minutes in length. Racing was completed by 2pm.
Many thanks to Hawaii and ODU for flying in; to Charleston, Jacksonville and FSU for driving; and to cross-town neighbor Eckerd for supporting this event.
USF won, surviving a late series challenge by Charleston, followed by Eckerd, Jacksonville, and Hawaii.
|1||University of South Florida||Bulls||37||57||94|
|2||College of Charleston||Cougars||56||87||143|
|5||University of Hawaii||Rainbows||103||136||239|
|6||Old Dominion University||Monarchs||139||139||278|
|7||Florida State University||Florida State||141||189||330|
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.
The first place team as of a given race will always be at the top of the chart. The spacing from one team to the next shows relative gains/losses made from one race to the next. You may hover over the data points to display the total score as of that race.