As it turned out shortening the Drexel Open to one day was no loss because Saturday was unsailable!.
While the day started with deceptively moderate conditions, as soon as the races got off, the winds from the three day Nor'easter cranked back in. As A division sailed it's first rotation, and B came out for their shot, the NE winds built from 11-15 kts to 18 kts with higher gusts into the 20s. But suddenly it would subside instead of build, allowing racing to continue, in spite of a few wet crews and capsized boats. The winds were relatively steady, allowing us to get off W4s followed by W3s for rotations with minimal fussing with the course. The final set was shorted to a one and one after some teams were hitting the limit of time and some endurance for the blustery sailing. I was hoping to get at least three rotations in and we nearly did so I'll call it complete for a one day event in such conditions.
5 racers per division were sailed, Webb Inst. held a commanding lead all day and walks away with this years win for the Drexel Open. Congratulations to all the sailors that persevered through our Mothers Day Nor'easter!
-Craig P Coach, Drexel Sailing
|2||University of Maryland||Terps||17||11||28|
|3||University of Delaware||Blue Hens||20||19||39|
|6||University of Pittsburgh||Panthers||23||35||58|
|7||Indiana University of Pennsylvania||Hawks||33||32||65|
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