Day 1 at the Luce Regatta started with a light SW breeze at 5-8 knots. As the day went on the breeze clocked farther right to a solid westerly direction for a better part of the day at about 8-14 knots. We went ashore for a lunch break after 6 races in both A and B around 1330. Race 7A started at 1445 and we finished up with 10 races in each division. We were going to push for 12 in each but during the last race the breeze shifted WNW and increased in velocity causing some teams to capsize. We decided to end the day with 10 each at around 1700. Tomorrow we will start race 11A at 0930.
Courses sailed were W-4s with an offset and a gate. The fleet switch occurred after race 8. Thanks to the KP Midshipmen for did an excellent job adjusting marks and dealing with the BYE boat.
Thank you to KC Fullmer for hearing the 1 protest which resulted in no foul.
Sunday started with nice North breeze at 11-18 knots. We decided to use only the 420 fleet with the forecast calling for a windy conditions. We started race 11A and on the first downwind the conditions became a bit much with winds gusting over 25 and waves 2-5ft. A few boats sailed in on their own and a few others were turtled. We decided to call the regatta at 11:30 due to the conditions.
Congratulations to the top 6 for moving on to the War Memorial regatta in two weeks.
Thanks to the KP Midshipmen for the rescues and course set up.
|1||Old Dominion University||Monarchs||39||24||63|
|2||U. S. Merchant Marine Academy||Mariners||34||33||67|
|3||University of Virginia||Wahoos||35||39||74|
|4||University of Buffalo||Bulls||26||66||92|
|5||Christopher Newport University||Captains||55||57||112|
|8||University of Maryland||Terps||101||62||163|
|13||Penn State University||Nittany Lions||105||141||246|
|14||University of Delaware||Blue Hens||128||129||257|
|15||Stevens Institute of Technology||Ducks||150||144||294|
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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