Sunny skies treated competitors for the 21st Chris Loder Trophy on shifty Mendums. Chris Loder fresh off the island where he lives in Maine spoke with everyone about the importance of following the rules both on the race course and in life, emphasizing the importance of taking responsibility. In addition he spoke of the importance of learning CPR - which it appeared most competitors were versed in, and not being afraid to use it. He added that it might be the opportunity to save a life. Chris shared a story about how he as a volunteer firefighter and his wife a volunteer EMT had an opportunity to save someones life this past summer out on their island. He detailed the heart attack, his application of CPR and the time it took for other emergency personnel to arrive, increasing the life saving services and then the transportation across the bay to the hospital. The patient survived. Then Chris told us that the patient was his father and his ability to perform CPR was instrumental in saving his fathers life. Needless to say he had everyones rapt attention. Lesson learned and cemented.
Competitors left the dock and sailed in 8-10 building to 15. It hovered there for several hours and as late afternoon approached it shifted and shifted and shifted - almost had a downwind start! Course 4 was sailed all day and was reset several times. Breeze dropped to a light 3-4 for the last race. One redress awarded for a mainsheet block that popped off in B1. It was nice to see the few competitors that fouled take responsibility and spin. One Reeces race in both divisions. With light winds predicted for tomorrow competitors sailed 6 races in both A and B leaving 4 races in each division to finish the regatta. The Catamounts lead the regatta with the Seahawks nipping at their heels. Did you know that squirrels can swim? One was observed swimming from one of the island to shore traveling quite smartly along.
Tomorrow competitors will be treated to Wildcat Muffins on the grill. Report time is 9:30.
UMass Amherst and UConn were no shows.
Valiant effort by the RC to set a course with light breeze that shifted every few minutes. However it was not to be.
Thanks to the coaches who helped move marks today and to the over 20 UNH sailors who came out the past two days to assist in the RC boat with scoring, mark boats, shore station and grilling Wildcats Muffins for breakfast today. One of the UNH team is a photographer and will be posting many pictures sometime early this coming week on the following page: https://www.flickr.com/groups/4559698@N21/pool/
Congratulations to the Catamounts for winning the 21st Chris Loder Trophy.
|1||University of Vermont||Catamounts||21||10||31|
|2||Salve Regina University||Seahawks||15||18||33|
|3||Tufts University||Jumbos 1||15||19||34|
|*||6||Tufts University||Jumbos 2||42||30||72|
|*||7||Massachusetts Maritime Academy||Buccaneers||28||44||72|
|9||Sacred Heart University||Pioneers||38||57||95|
|11||University of Massachusetts at Amherst||Minutemen||78||78||156|
|12||University of Connecticut||U. Connecticut||98||MRP||98||MRP||196|
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