It was a beautiful day for sailing on the Salt Pond today. The breeze started out due west, which made for an easy reach out to the race area near Gardner Island, in the southern half of the pond. Racing and running races in that westerly was pretty difficult, with big wind shifts, but by mid-morning a steady southwesterly filled in and some great, close racing ensued.
We ran double-lapped windward leewards with offsets and gates. Races averaged 20 minutes. The wind was mostly southwest ranging from 5 to 10 knots. We had no breakdowns, and heard one protest and one request for redress. Both were disallowed.
Many thanks to our volunteers: Firstly, Meredith Nordhem (St Mary's '08) judged on the water with Jeremy Henry (URI '11). They also heard the protest and request for redress. Ben Quatromoni (URI '10) was the PRO and Carolyn Chaikin (URI '10) kept him straight on the RC Boat.
Thanks also to the URI undergrads: Doug Young (Beachmaster/Breakdowns), Zach O'Brien and Sam Morely (Markset), George Sagaal (Scoring), Chanel Miller and Dani Fougere (RPs and Lunch-getters).
Once again, we had another beautiful day on the Salt Pond. Unfortunately, the breeze did not cooperate as much as yesterday and only three races in each division were completed in a light westerly. Competitors spent the morning basking in the sun on Gardner Island where we waited for wind. Just before noon the westerly filled in and racing began soon afterward. We completed a full set and were able to do a "1 and 1" mini set just before the 3pm shut off time.
We sailed windward leewards, heard no protests, and had one breakdown with no change in scores.
Running this event and turning Gardner Island into a regatta site is a big undertaking for the URI team, so a big thanks to all the undergrads who helped. Though moving porto-johns, preparing the fleet, and cleaning up after the regatta are not glorious jobs in running the Moody, the team was psyched to host and have college sailing on the Salt Pond. Today we had Westy Barlow and Alex Davis on markset, George Sagaal and Maggie Craig handled the scoring and RP info, and Kaity Norton and Doug Young helped with the rotation, breakdown boat, and keeping the rotation dock in line.
Ben Quatromoni (URI '10) did a great job all weekend as PRO. Today he had Ali Bittl (BU '10) on board helping out in the tough conditions. Jeremy Henry (URI '11) and Jesse Fielding (URI '09) were on the judgeboat today, but went above and beyond their judge duties to make the regatta a success. Thank you all for your help!
Congrats to the Roger Williams Hawks for the win at the 2011 Moody.
|1||Roger Williams University||Hawks||45||54||99|
|6||U. S. Naval Academy||Midshipmen||92||52||144|
|7||Hobart and William Smith Colleges||Statesmen||74||74||148|
|8||Massachusetts Institute of Technology||Beavers||105||56||161|
|10||University of Vermont||Catamounts||96||79||175|
|11||Dartmouth College||Big Green||76||101||177|
|12||University of Rhode Island||Rams||76||109||185|
|14||St. Mary's College of Maryland||Seahawks||82||124||206|
|15||U. S. Coast Guard Academy||Bears||92||129||221|
|16||Salve Regina University||Seahawks||144||86||230|
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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