3 Races Today

July 21, 2010 3:58 pm

Spectator FleetAll of our divisions have started their 3rd race.  We’ve still got great weather that held right in there.  Blue fleet was the only fleet not to start under Z-flag.  Once these races are complete all fleets will be heading back to shore.

Two races underway

July 21, 2010 2:41 pm

Race 1 StartWe’ve now started two races for all groups on the championship course. Our wind is holding steady around 260 at 6-10 knots. Check out this time lapse of the 2nd start for the gold fleet.

On the second race the blue fleet was the only fleet to start under P flag. The tide helped push sailors over early on the first try for the other 3 groups which were recalled. All 3 other groups successfully started on their second try which was under Zulu flag.

Keep an eye on the live sailgroove coverage to watch all of the action as it happens on the race course.

In the first race of the day our 4 race winners were Nic Muller, Ivan Shestopalov, Duncan Williford, and Ian MacDiarmid. For those unfamiliar to large fleet Optimist sailing – we separate the sailors into 4 flights and each flight starts separately. So each race as 4 firsts, 4 seconds, and so on. Tomorrow the sailors will be re-seeded and re-grouped based on their standings today.

Provisional Results with race 1 are posted here.

Green Fleet

After an instructional session with Tom Coleman on shore, the Green Fleet has come out to their own race course.

Fleet Nationals Racing is Underway

July 21, 2010 12:39 pm

Signal Boat Start Day 1 FleetThe first day of the Fleet Nationals is underway. We have 271 competitors on the championship course and about 40 on the green fleet course. The sailors on the championship course are divided into 4 groups and each group has gotten their first race started. We currently have west winds at 6-10 knots.

Girls Red/Overall ChampionsThis morning we had a competitors’, skippers’, and coaches’ meeting. The awards for the girls nationals were handed out.

Out on the course we had a brief postponement while we set the course and racing got underway shortly before noon. Sailgroove is now broadcasting live. Watch it here.

Check out photos from the awards here.

Doctors of the Day

July 21, 2010 9:43 am
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The phone number for the doctors of the day is 804-516-8600 (George Burke).

Outlook for Wednesday, July 21

July 21, 2010 7:36 am

With the Team and Girls segments of the event mostly behind us we now are now moving into the fleet segment of the event. We have 269 competitors on the championship course who will race for 2 days before being split into a gold/silver divisions for the final two days.

About forty green fleet competitors will be on a separate course.

Once again Sailgroove will be broadcasting the racing live from the water. The live morning show will start at 0930 and race coverage will begin around the time of the 1100 warning signal.

Copies of the notices are being posted to the notice board including the Day 1 Divisions. A complete list of competitors can be found here.

At 6pm this evening, USODA will be hosting their Annual General Meeting at the regatta tent.

Watch our twitter feed and check out our blog all day from the event. Good Luck sailors!!

Schedule

  • 0800-0930 Late Check-in
  • 0930 Skippers’, Parents’, Coaches’ Meeting
  • 1100 First Warning Signal
  • Retail Vendors Open for Lunch and Dinner
  • 1800 USODA Annual General Meeting

Weather

The high today is expected to be around 94 degrees. Light winds out of the west this morning. This will ease by mid-day and in the afternoon it should strengthen to 10+ knots out of the west, south-west. There’s a chance of thunderstorms this afternoon.

Water

The current water temperature is 82.3. High tides are at 7:37am and 8:15pm. Low tide is at 2:03pm.

7/21 Notices

July 21, 2010 7:03 am
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