Day 1 of the 2009 NOOD regatta was bright, clear, and warm with a building southerly breeze. The competitors were greeted by a light southerly of about 10 knots around start time, which consistently built through the day to an eventual 17-18 knots by the end of the day. 4 races were run and in race 4 pretty much everybody had a reef in. TC Williams put on a clinic, taking all 4 bullets. Andrew Cole occupies 2nd place in the standings, showing that his new genoa was, indeed, a very good investment. Jonathan Adams captured 3rd and rounds out some new faces standing on the podium after the first day of racing. Full results are available at:
After the sailing, the fleet retired to the Cole household for a great barbecue social with everybody catching up on the stories of the day. Though I was unable to make the racing, I did make the social, and it was great. Thanks to the Coles for hosting such a wonderful party.
See you all out on the water tomorrow, and at the Rendezvous tomorrow evening!