Competitors were greeted with warm sunny skies and a light 6-7 knot northwesterly. Beginning with a slack tide, sailors were treated to a couple of decent light air races. As things warmed up, an unusual October sea-breeze began to fight the westerly, pulling the wind left, and dropping the consistency of the wind down a couple of notches. As the unusually high astronomical tide really started cranking out the focus became on finding shelter from the current since the wind was barely able to keep boats moving. By race 5B the sea breeze was in an epic battle with the westerly, which unfortunately degraded conditions to the point that the competitors were sailing upwind hiked out on both of the last two legs of the race.
After this, an attempt was made to salvage the rest of the day by waiting to see if the sea-breeze would fill in. During the start of 6B the wind again failed as the sailors could not make way downwind and were swept over the line well before the start. This coupled with the wind shifting another 50 degrees back to the westerly led to an abandonment of the day. At one point competitors saw 10 to 12 knots in one direction as a windsock not 100 yards away was blowing straight out in the exact opposite direction.
Congratulations to Charleston for the win.
Thanks to the UNCW sailors, alumni, faculty, and local volunteers who helped get the best racing that could be had from the day's tough conditions!
|1||College of Charleston||Cougars||7||11||18|
|3||University of North Carolina at Wilmington||UNC Wilmington||11||21||32|
|4||Georgia Institute of Technology||Georgia Tech||23||10||33|
|6||North Carolina State University||North Carolina State||29||26||55|
|7||University of Georgia||Georgia||32||33||65|
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