10 teams set out in conditions that indicated things would get rough! RC determined that racing "inside" the Los Angeles Harbor was preferable to outside, so we headed to Secondary Start Area. One race was run successfully in building winds. During the start sequence and after the warning signal for the second race, winds/seas built up. During the sequence one boat called in with a steering cable failure, another boat called in with an unknown mechanical issue. The AP postpone flag was put up, seconds later a major squall with rain/hail and winds to 35 knots+ hit the fleet. All scrambled for a few minutes, ultimately the abandon all races was posted and called out on VHF. RC and support boats herded all the racers back to the Clubhouse.
5 Races successfully completed Saturday.
Once again conditions were in question, but nothing predicted as strong as the previous day. That said. the decision was made to once again sail "inside", rather than try the outside conditions and spend time postponing or moving due to winds/seas above the Class rules limits.
It was a good decision, as 5 races using course #2 (2 times around windward/leeward) were completed, the goal was "production" based on only one race Friday.
Good day of racing/sailing.
Final day of the regatta, 6 races completed so far.
A much more usual day for this regatta, headed out to the primary start area outside the Los Angeles break wall. Again - as usual - the AP postpone went up in lieu of the first warning signal, no wind!
Teams enjoyed the March late morning sunny weather, and mild sea temperatures. Ultimately the usual prevailing wind came up, and we were able to run windward/leeward races into the prevailing winds at about 210-220M.
Only managed 3 races - ran up against our 1430 time limit of no further starts.
Fun trophy party for all back at the Los Angeles Yacht Club facility, great job by ALL the teams, and congrats to College of Charleston!
|1||College of Charleston||Cougars||22||22|
|2||California Maritime Academy||Keelhaulers||26||26|
|3||U. S. Naval Academy||Midshipmen||27||27|
|4||University of Southern California||Trojans||30||30|
|5||University of Hawaii||Rainbows||46||46|
|6||Maine Maritime Academy||Mariners||50||50|
|7||U. S. Coast Guard Academy||Bears||59||59|
|8||University of California at Berkeley||Bears||75||75|
|9||California State University Long Beach||49ers||80||80|
|10||University of South Florida||Bulls||82||82|
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.
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