14 competitors were greeted by un-forecasted NE-ly winds of 4-9kts. in the morning of the regatta. The RC managed three races in the fickle Northerly and had to abandon the 4th race as the building Southerly battled against the dying Northerly.
After a lunch break to allow the breeze to settle in, the sailors raced in a very nice sea breeze of 8-12 kts.
A total of 8 races were completed. 6 races remain on the schedule for tomorrow.
Thanks to the USMMA midshipmen and PRO, Rick Dominique for the RC work in tough conditions.
The 14 competitors completed 4 races in a building Northwesterly that veered to the North before the first race started. The wind direction settled in and steadily built to 18 - 20 kts. with gusts to 26kts. by race 12. PRO Rick Dominique decided to call it a day at this point with the gusts peaking at over 25 knots, and all positions for qualifying and first place locked. Competitors and coaches were all in agreement.
In a display of sportsmanship, all the competitors and coaches gathered while the results were read and the qualifiers were announced. The competitors all congratulated the qualifiers before leaving: 1st-John Ruitenberg, Queens U; 2nd-Forrester Wachholz, Queens U; 3rd-Cooper Siepert, USMMA-Kings Point; 4th-Daniel Birmingham, Cornell; 5th-Connor Swikart, Hobart/William Smith; 6th-Will Jones, Queens U.
Thanks to Andrea Watson, USMMA Waterfront PR contractor for taking many photos that will be available to competitors from her website: www.sailingpress.com.
Thanks also to PRO, Rick Dominique and the USMMA midshipman performing RC duties: Spencer Ragsdale '19, Sarah Hilditch '20, Gemma Nyguen '20, Lexus Biehl '20.
|1||Queen's University||John Ruitenberg '19||22||22|
|2||Queen's University||Brendan Aulthouse '17||43||43|
|3||U. S. Merchant Marine Academy||Cooper Siepert '20||53||53|
|4||Cornell University||Daniel Birmingham '17||55||55|
|5||Hobart and William Smith Colleges||Connor Swikart '18||65||65|
|6||Queen's University||Will Jones '17||69||69|
|7||U. S. Merchant Marine Academy||Ryan Wood '17||95||95|
|8||U. S. Merchant Marine Academy||Devin Keister '18||97||97|
|9||SUNY Maritime College||Juan Lejarraga '19||102||102|
|10||SUNY Maritime College||Arthur Libby '17||111||111|
|11||Hobart and William Smith Colleges||Noah Barrengos Barrengos '18||118||118|
|12||Hobart and William Smith Colleges||Ian Beckley '20||123||123|
|13||Hobart and William Smith Colleges||Philip Davis '20||139||139|
|14||Webb Institute||Max Pierce '20||172||172|
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