Strong North/ Northwest winds greeted the sailors at the Morris Yacht and Beach Club this morning, but the breeze faded throughout the day. A gusty and shifty morning gave way to a new direction at 1:00. A short wind delay ended when the east wind filled in long enough for four additional races. The wind ranged from 3-18 mph. Six A races were completed and four B races were completed. B division will start out in the morning.
We owe a big thanks to Mike Collins, The Head Coach of Kings Point, for helping with on the water logistics. I'd also like to thank Will Brown, Columbia's Head Coach, for his help on the water throughout the day. As always, great work by the Fordham and Columbia undergrads. They kept the rotations moving well throughout the day.
Report time is 9:00 a.m. First race will start at 9:30.
Well, we wished for wind, and we got it. A LOT OF IT.
The breeze was out of the South at 10-14 mph when sailors arrived at the Morris Yacht and Beach Club this morning. A course was set 50 yards off the rocks and racing got underway at approximately 9:40. Two B races were sailed while the breeze steadily built. The fleet rotated and the wind started to howl out of the South. A division completed one wild race. The survivors were sent back to the beach while the carnage was cleaned up. Everyone got back to shore safely, but the breeze didn't back down for the rest of the day. Waves continued to build to 3-5 feet, and it became very clear that no more sailing would take place.
We had a great awards presentation that was attended by almost every competitor in the regatta. Congratulations to the Brown Bears for winning the 2013 Greater New York Dinghy Regatta.
I'd like to thank the underclassmen from both Columbia and Fordham. On-shore operations were flawless, and they all handled the gnarly conditions perfectly. Thanks again to Mike Collins, KP Head Coach, for all of his help on the water.
|2||University of Pennsylvania||Quakers||33||15||48|
|4||Old Dominion University||Monarchs||32||41||73|
|5||U. S. Merchant Marine Academy||Mariners||24||54||78|
|6||SUNY Maritime College||Privateers||39||40||79|
|7||University of Rhode Island||Rams||57||25||82|
|12||George Washington University||Colonials||63||71||134|
|13||Cornell University||Big Red||77||58||135|
|*||17||U. S. Military Academy||Army||84||97||181|
|*||Number of high-place (12) finishes|
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