We had a great Melges 24 Racing Event at LLSC with the collegiate sailors crewing on our local Melges 24 sport boats. The breeze was a bit slow filling in, but by 1.30pm we had 8-10 knots from the SW which made for some very tight racing between the college teams. We run 5 Windward - Leeward races, the collegiate crews were all very close through out the event. USF secured a solid first place with 5 bullets, NC state finished in 2nd place with 13 points, FT close behind with 16 points, CofC and GT finishing in 4th and 5th place respectively.
All the crews had a great time and were very impressed with the performance and handling of the Melges 24. The teams requested a repeat event early next year ( stay tuned ) and were sure sign up for our Collegiate / Associate USMCA class membership.
A Big Thanks to David Reddaway for providing our Race Committee, Davies MacLeod our m24 fleet captain. Also a big thanks to all our LLSC Melges 24 skippers for letting the collegiate teams race on their boats…
Photos compliments of Davis MacLeod: https://photos.app.goo.gl/cy9P6Fm4GbSoD92D6
|1||University of South Florida||Bulls||5||5|
|2||North Carolina State University||Wolfpack||15||15|
|3||Florida Institute of Technology||Panthers||16||16|
|4||College of Charleston||Cougars||17||17|
|5||Georgia Institute of Technology||Yellow Jackets||22||22|
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.
The first place team as of a given race will always be at the top of the chart. The spacing from one team to the next shows relative gains/losses made from one race to the next. You may hover over the data points to display the total score as of that race.