Saturday, August 10, 2013

Shifting Winds, Shifting Leads

Close racing and shifty winds

With only two more weeks of racing before the MYC Sunfish season finale Annual Regatta, the Sunfish racing is as tight as ever.  This week saw Rick Schlosser, Bernadette Levesque and Mark Stoughton jockeying for leads in every race in extremely shifty and puffy conditions. Winds ranged from 3 to 15 mph, and 30 degree wind shifts were common. Leads changed by the leg, and occasionally by the wind shift. The person who was ahead at the first mark was not necessarily in the lead at the second mark, and places frequently changed within boat lengths of the finish line.

We've got two more weeks of racing, then a break for the Labor Day holiday weekend, and the season finishes up with the 64th MYC Annual Regatta on Sept 6-8.

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