Delaware Spring Open


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Saturday, April 25:

Sailors arrived at 9 am to cooler than expected temperatures with a shifty light wind. The first race started by 10:30 with 6-7 mph winds out of the northwest. We had a long lull but then the wind filled in at 10-11 mph steadily out of the southwest allowing us to get a lot of good races in. Once the wind filled in all races went extremely smoothly with the exception of one abandoned race due to race committee's anchor breaking free mid-race and requiring us to reset. We completed four and a half rotations on Saturday by 4:30 pm with decent winds being predicted for on Sunday.

Sunday, April 26:

Sailors arrived at 10 am to a warm sunny day with an extremely shifty light wind. The first race started by 11 am with 6-7 mph winds moving between north and northwest. We completed the second half of rotation five and all of rotation six. When A fleet came out for the final rotation the wind died and clocked around 360 degrees. The major wind shifts forced us to abandon two races. We finally completed A fleet's portion of rotation seven at 2 pm. The wind died to 4 mph and by the time B fleet arrived to the course it was 2:20. We consulted with all teams asking if they wanted to attempt to complete two more races before the 3 pm cutoff or abandon rotation seven. All teams unanimously agreed to abandon rotation seven and sailed in for the day at 2:30. All team's results had clear distinction where it would be extremely unlikely for the last rotation to change any standings, with University of Maryland in first. Thank you to all participating teams, North East River Yacht Club for hosting us and University of Delaware Sailing team for all their hard work in making this an incredible regatta!

Score summary

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3Webb InstituteClippers373572
4DelawareBlue Hens395695
7St. John'sJohnnies6085145

Score history

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