A cold front swept through early in the morning, leaving brisk, chilly conditions (for St. Petersburg). Generally northwesterly winds, as low as 10-12, but often gusting to 16-18, with relatively flat water. The challenge was in correlating the velocity shifts with the directional shifts, as the wind oscillated between 300 and 355 degrees!
Combining A and B divisions put 12 boats on the line. Races were W4's and W5's, averaging 16-18 minutes in length. Nine races were sailed, with one general recall, no breakdowns, no protests.
Very different forecast for tomorrow's three remaining races: light northerly breeze dying completely by mid-day.
As forecast, the great breeze from yesterday disappeared. The final three races were sailed in 4-6 knots of ESE breeze, with a strong flood tide. Courses were W3s and W4s, 15-16 minutes in length, except the final race when the gasping wind finally collapsed on the last leg.
No protests, no breakdowns.
Many thanks to the teams who traveled to sunny Florida on this President's Day weekend: Hawaii, Boston Univ, Navy, and Charleston, and also to our cross-town rival Eckerd, for making this regatta successful. We appreciate your participation!
|1||College of Charleston||Cougars||59||51||110|
|2||U. S. Naval Academy||Midshipmen||40||83||123|
|3||University of South Florida||Bulls||75||89||164|
|5||University of Hawaii||Rainbows||70||114||184|
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.