Saturday, April 25, 2009

NOOD Day 2

Day 2 of the 2009 NOOD dawned bright, warm, and still. As we were leaving the dock, there was not much optimism for the day's breeze, but upon arrival in the racing area, we were greeted by a nice light southerly. The southerly built throughout the day and the sail in was a nice brisk reach.

Current was a big factor in the racing with a strong ebb pushing toward the starting line. Starts were challenging. The first two races saw the strongest ebb with the left side of the course being favored up and down for current reasons. Tim Williams put on today's clinic, taking all 3 bullets. He must have scrubbed his bottom overnight...

Andrew Cole maintained his position in a solid second position for the regatta, with TC Williams in First. Andrew perhaps did it best with his port tack of the fleet going for the right shift on the first beat of Race 3. The rest of us were scratching heads, until we got to the top mark and saw how well he did on the right.

Full results here:

All in all it was a great day of sailing, and at the end, we were greeted with a phenomenal party at the Spring Rendezvous. It was great to catch up with all the Albergers and enjoy an afternoon in the sun on the grass at the Bay Ridge clubhouse.

We have one race scheduled for tomorrow. See y'all on the water!

1 comment:

  1. What a great day on the water. The racing was fast and fun. We're looking forward to day 3!