Sunday morning was cold, and extra early being the first day of Daylight Saving Time. Sailors rigged their boats in chilly (~47 F) conditions, with a building breeze at about 10 kts.
After multiple attempts in setting the anchor on the R/C boat, racing began at about 10:30 on the Halifax River, just south of the Halifax Sailing Association's facility in Daytona Beach, FL. With a building breeze a fairly long windward leg was set, with a W4 planned for the first race, and a W5 for the second to close out the set. Division A sailed in boats 1-6, while Division B was in 7-12.
As the wind built, 12-14 for the first set and then 14+ for the second at third, it also had regular oscillations. Teams that played the shifts, and the strong current, did well in their finish positions. By the end of the third set the winds were gusting over 20 kts. Those conditions proved to be a bit much for some, with one boat losing their rudder when they capsized, and another needing help to get back into their boat. (Note to self: assign task of inspecting rudder safety line for next regatta.)
Sailors were of the water and putting on dry clothes by 2 pm. Thanks to all of the volunteers from the ERAU Sailing Team and the Halifax Sailing Association! Your help made this a great event!
A great day of sailing on the Halifax River!
|1||Florida Institute of Technology||Panthers||13||12||25|
|2||University of South Florida||Bulls||18||14||32|
|3||Florida State University||Seminoles||31||12||43|
|6||Palm Beach Atlantic University||Sailfish||33||32||65|
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.