Thursday, May 3, 2007

Team Trials - Thursday Summary

What a tough day! The fleet left the dock as planned at 11:45 and sailed almost 30+ minutes out to the racing area in  ESE breeze at about 6-8 knots. Temps were in the mid 80's when the sun was out but when some local cells approached so did the clouds. Fortunately the sailors didn't get too crispy.
The race committee (RC) got 1A off pretty much on time (under a Black Flag)  but the wind was patchy and shifty. As the day went on the breeze dropped and got more shifty. Surely the sailors must have thought they were on Long Island Sound. The RC perservered and got three races in although the last one had some sailors not make the time limit because the breeze had dropped to 5 or less at times.
The scores ( show how difficult it was to be consistently at the top. The schedule tomorrow calls for a Dock Start at 9:30 AM with a 11:00 AM first start. Presumably the RC will try for 4 or 5 races to stay with their hope of getting in 15 races for the series. The forecast is for more of the same (or slightly more).

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