The annual Opti Newport Challenge is usually cool and brisk. Today the temps were cool but there wasn't much wind. For the 31 LISOT sailors and 93 total participants there was just a little rain, nearby thunderstorms and no sailing.
The rain held off mostly but looming thunderstorms to the west of Newport caused the Race Committee (RC) to postpone launching only to have the thunderstorms never arrive. Neither did the wind or clearing skies.
At 3 PM the RC sent the sailors home for the night and signalled an early start on Sunday - a 9 AM harbor start.