Truxtun Umsted


Saturday, March 20:

The first day of the 2010 Truxtun Umsted Intersectional was held in very un Trux like conditions, bright and sunny with highs around 70. When the competitors arrived, there was no wind to be seen, so we waited until 1000 when a light Southeasterly breeze began to fill in. the Race Committee set a trapezoid course in the Severn River and were able to get 6 races off per division before the breeze died out during race 7A. After that race was abandoned, the course was repositioned further South, with the start and finish lines right off Triton Point, to take better advantage of the late day Southerly. The Southerly filled in at around five knots and we sailed four more races per division until the breeze died again, this time forcing the abandonment of race 10D. A Division sailed in FJs all day, while B was in 420s, C was in Lasers and D was in Radials. A and B will switch fleet for tomorrow's racing. Taking a page from Ken Legler's regatta management book, we implemented the use of a pin end boat for all starts in this regatta. Together with Appendix C of the Procedural rules, the pin end boat allowed for a lot of clean starts and we were able to get through the day with only two general recalls without using the I flag. After racing, the competitors were treated to a great cookout put on by the NASS Social Committee. Dick Morin and Herb Larrabee served on the protest committee and heard on e breakdown request and three protests, resulting in one BKD and 3 DSQs.

Sunday morning began just the same way Saturday did with no wind and a postponement until 1000. The high temperatures were near 70 again, although there were a few clouds in the sky, unlike the day before. The wind filled in out of the SSE at around 5 knots and another trapezoid course was set off Triton Point. The wind stayed light and shifty all day, filling in from the right and building and then dying and going left all day, much to the dismay of LT Ben Herring and his team of Midshipmen on the Race Committee who were trying to keep the course square. Despite a few delays waiting for the wind to settle and to reset the course, a total of 19 races were completed per division under trying conditions. A Huge thanks goes out to the Midshipmen who have served on Race Committee for this event and the two weekends prior to this one. Over the three events, our team members ran a total of 295 races and spent nearly 15 hours in starting sequence. One request for redress was heard on Sunday resulting in BKD.

Congratulations to the Brown Bears for winning the 2010 Truxtun Umsted Intersectional.

Score summary

2Hobart & WilliamStatesmen16615969164558
3St. Mary'sSeahawks110125200129564
8South FloridaBulls240190141179750
11Boston UniversityTerriers179173196273821
12U. MiamiHurricanes176178184292830
14Salve ReginaSeahawks222201272169864
15Old DominionMonarchs276228230158892
17Washington CollegeShoremen175152317340984
19NY MaritimePrivateers2482662113191044

Score history

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