The Lake Virginia Invite kicked off with a light westerly breeze clocking in between roughly two and five knots. Thirteen teams arrived at Barrett Dock just before 9:00am and were on the water preparing for their first race which started just before ten o'clock. After a marginally long first A Division set, the breeze on Lake Virginia pulled through for the remainder at the day at a rather steady eight to ten knots. Looking at a poor forecast for Sunday, the competitors collectively decided to attempt the full regatta in one day. To do so, A and B divisions rotated throughout the day on a three-race set rotation. Races averaged about twelve minutes a piece, putting a premium on a good start, and provided for tight racing around each turning mark.
Congratulations to the Jacksonville Fins, who got off to a hot first set and continued their efforts towards the end by dominating both A and B division. The Tars finished second on their home water finishing just ten points ahead of the Lady Fins to round out the podium.
Thank you to PRO Scott Marriott for another efficient and fair event.
|3||Jacksonville University||Lady Fins||80||45||125|
|4||North Carolina State University||Wolfpack||55||76||131|
|5||University of Miami||Hurricanes||69||69||138|
|6||University of South Florida||Bulls||73||70||143|
|7||Florida Institute of Technology||Panthers||79||68||147|
|9||U. S. Merchant Marine Academy||Mariners||92||112||204|
|12||University of Central Florida||Knights||114||130||244|
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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