What a wild day on the Thames! The breeze ranged from 10 to 30 knots, with the average in the mid teens. Five races and A-Division and four races in B-Division were completed. Race 6A was abandoned when the leaders were at the gate due to a sustained 30+ knot puff. It seemed like the right time to end the day. All courses were W4s. Both divisions sailed 420s today. Several DNSs and DNFs were recorded due to an amendment to the sailing instructions requiring that boats sail to the dock if they capsize. That rule will be lifted tomorrow.
Three requests for breakdown were filed, two were granted. Thank you to Emilee Mademann from Connecticut College, Skip Whyte from the University of Rhode Island, and the Massachusetts Maritime Coach for hearing the breakdowns.
We owe a huge thank you to LT Chris Grabe who helped run races all day. And thank you to all the coaches who were on the water and served as safety boats. Today was a great collective effort that would not have happened without everyone's help! Thank you as well to Ali Blumenthal from Dartmouth for serving as the NEISA Rep.
Tomorrow we will sail both fleets; A-Division in FJs and B-Division in 420s. The forecast looks much more manageable for a full day of racing. Race 5B will start promptly at 10:00.
On Sunday racing began in a north-westerly that slowly backed to the west, making for very shifty and unpredictable conditions. Only one race was abandoned due to a large shift. Four B-Division races and three A-Division races were completed before competitors were sent to shore for a short break. During the break the sea breeze filled, providing excellent conditions for the final two sets in each division. A-Division sailed FJs and B-Division sailed 420s. One protest was filed and resulted in a RAF.
Thank you again for all the coaches for helping out this weekend. Special thanks to Ali Blumenthal (Dartmouth) for serving as the NEISA rep and Bill Healy (Yale) for delivering messages on shore. LT Chris Grabe was also here again all day on mark duty. Many thanks to him for volunteering his weekend to help out.
Congratulations to the Dartmouth Big Green for winning the 2019 Vietor Trophy!
|1||Dartmouth College||Big Green||59||42||101|
|2||U. S. Coast Guard Academy||Bears 1||79||56||135|
|4||University of Rhode Island||Rams||95||78||173|
|5||U. S. Coast Guard Academy||Bears 2||69||134||203|
|6||Connecticut College||Camels 2||84||121||205|
|7||Bowdoin College||Polar Bears||125||86||211|
|8||Connecticut College||Camels 1||97||115||212|
|*||10||Roger Williams University||Hawks||101||118||219|
|12||University of Vermont||Catamounts||114||118||232|
|14||Massachusetts Maritime Academy||Buccaneers||116||135||251|
|16||Salve Regina University||Seahawks||159||153||312|
|17||Maine Maritime Academy||Mariners||191||170||361|
|18||Wentworth Institute of Technology||Leopards||204||215||419|
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