The regatta this weekend makes up the top 9 MAISA teams in Coed & Women's competition. A light southerly was forecasted, and expected to shift west throughout the day. We were able to get started right on time at 10am in the south breeze around 6kts. We completed 3 races in that condition and went in for a lunch break around 11:45. At 1pm the winds shifted to the SW and increased to 10kts. At this point however, the breeze would continue to shift back and forth between South and West pretty consistently making it challenging for the RC! Daisy Holthus did a fantastic job keeping the courses square! 9 races were completed with the final race ending at 5:45pm. A number of starts were abandoned before "go" to accommodate for the shifts. One protest was filed on the water Navy vs GTN and that protest will be heard in the morning. 5 more races are planned tomorrow and the forecast is calling for decent winds. The coed fleet sailed the 420s today and will swap to the FJs for tomorrow.
One protest was heard in the morning between Navy and Georgetown resulting in a DSQ. Thanks to Dan Thompson and Tyler Colvin for hearing the protest. Sailors arrived to a light SE wind and we set up for a first start at 1000 on schedule. The winds shifted hard to the East and died completely before any races started. The forecast was calling for west winds, and we expected them to fill in soon so we waited on the water. The winds filled with a nice amount of pressure around 8-10kts, but were incredibly shifty. What looked like a one tack beat off the line, shifted back hard the other way multiple times throughout the race. It was really tough to set and sail the course. The racing was consistently inconsistent, but fair.
Penn made a charge at Georgetown's lead and was able to come away with the overall win.
|1||University of Pennsylvania||Quakers||102||56||158|
|3||George Washington University||Colonials||108||151||259|
|5||Old Dominion University||Monarchs||117||164||281|
|6||Hobart and William Smith Colleges||Statesmen||145||145||290|
|7||U. S. Naval Academy||Midshipmen||126||168||294|
|8||St. Mary's College of Maryland||Seahawks||113||190||303|
|9||Cornell University||Big Red||195||172||367|
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