Gale Warning on the Thames River. Racing is postponed until 0930 Sunday morning.
Wind was NE at 6 to 16 knots with a few higher puffs. Variability 15 degrees. Ebb current between .25 and .5 kt. Sunny. Temp 50F. Nine races completed. W4 racecourses. Average race duration 22 minutes.
Racing was postponed 24 hours due to gale force winds at the academy on Saturday. Conditions were much improved on Sunday.
The J70's provided plenty of exciting action and close competition. These boats require special attention when managing available power through the puffs and lulls. Smooth adjustments to backstay, traveler, vang, sheeting tension, and jib halyard controls in addition to smooth steering and timely hiking were essential. The teams that executed their transitions and stayed in phase with the shifts excelled.
The up and down breeze also provided multiple strategic options downwind between the planning, VMG, and wing on wing modes. Top boat speeds under spinnaker today were in the middle teen's.
Coast Guard 2 and Roger Williams finished tied on 25 points with the Bears earning the head to head tiebreaker 5 races to 4. Congratulations to the winning team of Eric Gimple '20, Andrew Goetz '18, Zach Groce '18, and Will Gigantelli '18.
|*||1||U. S. Coast Guard Academy||Bears 2||25||25|
|*||2||Roger Williams University||Hawks||25||25|
|3||University of Vermont||Catamounts||30||30|
|4||U. S. Coast Guard Academy||Bears 1||33||33|
|7||University of Rhode Island||Rams||52||52|
|8||Sacred Heart University||Pioneers||71||71|
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.