Team Race Day 1 Recap

July 17, 2010 6:14 pm

Only Son Parade BoatThe 2010 USODA Layline Nationals kicked off on Saturday with the first day of Team Racing. 110 sailors divided into 24 teams competed in a round-robin format in the first of 3 days of racing. The day started with a competitors’ meeting where the event officials, including event chairman Noel Clinard, Principle Race Officer Jim Walsh, USODA Class President Robyn Kuebel and Chief Umpire Chris Petracco addressed the skippers, parents and coaches who were assembled.

Following the competitors’ meeting the wind began to die and the race committee decided to postpone on shore until steadier winds prevailed. After nearly an hour the sea breeze began to fill and the fleet was sent to the race course.

optis lined up at dockThe 24 teams took turns racing each other in the round robin. For most of the day we had SSW winds from 6-8 knots across the digital-N course. Around mid-afternoon some inclement weather appeared on the horizon and the sailors were sent in after only 24 of the 36 races planned for round one.  Results will be available once a round is completed.

Racing was suspended for the rest of the day. The sailors finished their day with a debriefing session with the umpires and replenished themselves with dinner from the various food vendors on site. On Sunday the start time was moved up with the first warning scheduled for 9:30am to take advantage of the morning wind.

Notices

Several notices and changes to the sailing instructions were posted on the notice board.

Photos

Photos of the events were posted here. Highlight videos from Sailgroove will be available tomorrow. Photos from our official photographer OptiSailing.com will be up in the coming days.

Sandwiches can be picked up from 8-9 and included in the lunches will be 2 bottles of water for each competitor.d

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