Delaware Spring Open


Saturday, April 23:

Sailors arrived at 9 am to a rainy day with about 12 kts of wind from the NE. The first race started at 10 am with shifty wind due to a front rolling through. The rain finally subsided around noon where the wind dropped to about 9 kts and shifted NNW. At around 2 pm we had a huge wind build which reached 18 kts for 5A. The wind dropped back down for about an hour being steady at 12kts. At 5pm the wind quickly rose back to 18 kts during 8B where we had 5 boats capsize and one boat mast de-step. The race was abandoned to focus our efforts on the capsized boats and stabilizing the mast for towing into the basin. At 5:45 we decided to conclude the day due to the high winds and that we would complete rotation four on Sunday.

Sunday, April 24:

Sailors arrived at 10am to a sunny day with light wind of 4 kts from NNW. The first race began at 11 am with a light shifty wind. Around noon the wind clocked around to the SSE where it held fairly steady at 7 kts for the rest of the day. We were able to complete rotation six at 2:30 pm and concluded the day.

We had a fantastic weekend with weather testing the racers skill level in all conditions with winds ranging for 4-18 kts. We had an extremely competitive A fleet, in many races all boats finished in under a minute of each other.

We would like to specifically thank Harmen Rockler a Syracuse sailing alumni for coming out and photographing Saturday us. We would also like to thank all the teams attending for helping to make this weekend a fun and competitive regatta.

Congratulations University of Maryland Sailing Team on winning first!

Score summary

3Ocean CountyVikings375592
6DelawareBlue Hens4259101
7RutgersScarlet Knights6076136

Score history

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