Sunday, February 10, 2008

Valentines Day Regatta Brief

About 170 sailors with 18 from LISOT ascended upon the St. Petersburg Yacht Club in St. Petersburg, FL for the annual Valentines Day Regatta this weekend. After a difficult 1-race day on Saturday the fleet was scheduled for a very early harbor start on Sunday (7:15 AM) . This early start permitted four races in a 12-15 knot northerly with good size chop. The breeze died to 6-8 for the fifth race of the day (six in total). The six races allowd for a throwout. This played a big role in the results as the regatta had many black flags. Preliminary results showed Alec Ruiz-Ramon first, Raul Rios second, Mac Agnese third, Erika Reineke fourth and LISOT's Olivia Crane fifth.

There were difficult conditions both days and all LISOT sailors worked hard whether it was to overcome capsizes or blag flags. Coaches Alejandro Primavera and Colin Merrick kept the focus on never giving up The results show how important this is as many of the leaders had a bad race. Look for a more detailed summary in the next few days. Congratulations to everyone!

Event website - www.spyc.org

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