Friday, May 2, 2008

2008 Team Trials - Day 2 Recap

Day Two of the 2008 USODA Team Trials didn't deliver much excitement. The fleet waited patiently for wind and when it came it only lasted long enough for one race.

When the fleet got to the race course to start the day most of the sailors stripped off their drysuits in favor of shirt sleeves. The temperatures were rising quickly and after about an hour and a half wait Race 4 got started under a black flag in SE winds at 5-7 mph. As Race 4A got started the wind filled from the right and eventually got as high as 10 mph. The temperatures seemed cooler with the wind. Some sailors put more clothes on but then the wind died again. Although the Race Committee was able to get Race 5 started they abandoned the race before the fleet reached the first mark. From the abandonment the fleet was sent ashore having only completed the one race.

LISOT continues to have many strong scores with five sailors still in the first 15. For those not doing as well as they had hoped the prospects are for many more races and plenty of opportunities to succeed in the next two days.

Full results are available at

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