Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Fwd: SA Day 3--Steadier Breeze Boosts Teams US and LISOT

The forecast was for less wind than day 2, but fortunately the forecast was
wrong and the sailors enjoyed a higher mean velocity with smaller (angle and
magnitude) shifts. The improved conditions allowed the RC to reel off 4
long races today. Eight of the twelve scheduled races have now been
completed. With four days to go, many are wondering if they will end the
event early or amend the SIs and run more than 12 races?

Provisional overall results posted late last night still show Raul Rios of
PUR (who won the US midwinters) leading with only 15 points after one
discard. Antoine is 7, Marlena 11, Matt and Axel tied for 21, Declan and
Mac tied for 43. The results are extremely close with a single point
separating places in the overall classification.

Today is team racing. The non-South American teams will compete for the
Nations Cup, while the south american countries will compete among
themselves for the South American Championship. Last year the US more or
less ran the Nations Cup and we have offered to do so again this year. It
is not clear exactly how the event will be organized yet this year, but we
have been asked to help umpire the SA Champs.

Thursday is a lay day, and we will take a bus to the Pao Azucar and

Wes Whitmyer Jr
mobile +1 203 550-3506
AIM/Skype weswhitmyerjr

Wes Whitmyer Jr
mobile +1 203 550-3506
AIM/Skype weswhitmyerjr

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