I think a sharp stick in the eye would have been more enjoyable than trying to run races this morning. Everything looked promising to get 8-10 races off and then it suddenly didn't. One B division FJ race was started in a Northwesterly which quickly deteriorated as we began the A division Z420 race. B division finished their race as the RC tried for a second time to start A. Many attempts later, with the help of ICSA rep Brian Swingly, it was decided to let the girls eat, warm up and try this later. After Lunch at 2:20pm, the breeze increased and moved a little right almost blowing straight down the cove. Perfect! A division finally started race one and again about 1/2 way around the breeze decided to kick me as we tried to get B going and then it completely died and I cried. But Super Forecaster Mike Kalin called in a perfect 15knot Southerly with great waves and we were able to get off six races in each division and call it a day as the fleets finished around 5:45pm. All Courses were W4's. No protest were filed and one breakdown was heard resulting in RDG for a broken vang shackle. The temps never really got much warmer than 42 degrees which felt colder with the wind chill. Many thanks to our friends at the Coast Guard Academy for towing down a coach boat as well as Julie Wilson for loaning her 18ft Zodiac and for also keeping me company on the RC. Tomorrows forecast promises a great 10-15 knot breeze from the NW. I'll believe it when I see it. Goodnight. I'm off to find that stick for tomorrow.....
What a tease! Both fleets hit the starting line in a 12-16knot Northwesterly with the temps hovering around 39 degrees. Many teams raced the first two races of the day with their heavy wind crews and it looked like it was going to last for a while. The RC found a great median spot for the windward mark with large left and right shifts. During the second race the breeze began to diminish and many light air crews came back out to race in the third race of the day still in the Northwesterly around 6-12 knots. Not bad, we can race a bunch of races in this. Race 10B was started but on the second downwind leg to the finish the upper/middle part of the race course glassed off. NOOOOOO!!!!!!!!..... Both 10A and B were abandoned and sent in for lunch just around 12:15. All were hopeful that with the breeze dying we could get a seabreeze and finish of the day with more great racing like yesterday afternoon. Coach/Meteorologist Kalin wasn't feeling the seabreeze in his bones until just before the 3pm deadline. Teams waited ashore hopeful to launch and race. It was not meant to be. Racing was called at 2pm with no sign of the seabreeze. Mother Nature didn't cooperate this weekend but at least she didn't play with my emotions again as the wind was too light to even try to race. Rather she let the sailors enjoy each others company for a couple of hours on the YCYC hardtop. Highlights: No sharp stick needed today! Cool Helly Hanson Trophies! The sun was out! I got to shake the hand of an FX Olympian!! (My daughter is so jealous) No Breakdowns! No Protest! Cooked cookies in the new YCYC oven!:) Teams actually followed the parking logistics today!!
Good luck to everyone as they finish off their season!!
|1||College of Charleston||Cougars||42||55||97|
|4||University of Rhode Island||Rams||51||63||114|
|5||Massachusetts Institute of Technology||Engineers||66||64||130|
|6||Hobart and William Smith Colleges||Statesmen||72||69||141|
|10||Dartmouth College||Big Green||93||84||177|
|11||University of Vermont||Catamounts||71||125||196|
|12||St. Mary's College of Maryland||Seahawks||101||101||202|
|13||Roger Williams University||Hawks||108||99||207|
|14||University of Pennsylvania||Quakers||110||104||214|
|17||U. S. Coast Guard Academy||Bears||114||113||227|
|18||University of Wisconsin||Badgers||129||137||266|
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