2014 Melges MC Scow Midwinter Championship - Day 2

16 March 2014

Article courtesy of Eric Hood — Very nice East winds for the first race of the day today and what would become the third race of the series. Velocity about 7-10 through most of the race. Start was pretty good for this race. Just a few OCSs and pretty balanced line in relation to the breeze which was oscillating within a range of about 20-25 degrees depending on velocity. W5 for a course and we were off to the races. Great breeze towards the end of this race and for what should have been another race but some challenges on course/marks positioning put us into a postponement for what could have been a great race with the best wind of the week. After lunch and getting the fleet out for a 2pm start for race four the breeze just went away, Crazy Ivans present, 180s, dying breeze for a very tough race four. Tomorrow breeze predicted for possible race 5 and doubtful race 6 before noon cutoff is said to be less than 6mph out of the SE. Our regatta might be over, hopefully not but for sure looking on the edge at this point.

Great party this evening at the club with some upcoming regatta presentations made by Bob Miller for the MC Youth Champs at Diamond Lake, Jeff Annis for the National Championship at Augusta and Brian Morgan from Rush Creek on Lake Ray Hubbard speaking about the upcoming Masters National Championship.

Here are your top ten after four races:
1.) Ron Baerwitz 29
2.) Rob Seidelmann 31
3.) David Moring 33
4.) Kenny Wolfe 34
5.) Jim Gluek 34
6.) Michael Considine 36
7.) Scott Tillema 37
8.) Will Hendershot 54
9.) Ted Keller 54
10.) Al Haeger 55

More on Saturday.
E Hood
MC 2610