Saturday Southern #5 Fleet Race


Saturday, April 6:

The Salt Pond delivered some shifty and, at times, exciting conditions for the first half of the Southern 5 Regatta. After a brief competitor's meeting, sailors sailed south to the racing area and were greeted with an oscillating northerly breeze. Velocity remained mostly steady at about 10-13 kts. Camels 1 proved dominant in the first four races, sailing smart and fast to take an early overall lead. Not far behind were the Seahawks and Camels 2. Sailors then made their way back to the dock for some much needed lunch.

A second round of racing commenced at 1530, though some isolated showers deceivingly dampened our breeze. Race 5 went to the Rhody Rams after a great start and commanding lead throughout. At the second beat of race 6, a squall moved over the racing area and brought along an unexpected 18-20 kt breeze line. This caused many capsizes and a few subsequent retirements. Given the low air and water temperatures, RC elected to call it a day as more unsettled weather approached.

Well done to all competitors, and a special thanks to the URI sailors on RC support for helping with the many course changes we dealt with. We'll be back tomorrow for another go.

Score summary

1Connecticut CollegeCamels 1103646
2Connecticut CollegeCamels 2411657
3Salve ReginaSeahawks612889
4Rhode IslandRams266793
6Mass MaritimeBuccaneers4481125
7New HampshireWildcats 14785132
8New HampshireWildcats 28392175
9New HampshireWildcats 393109202

Score history

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