Hampton Roads Sailing: February 19

Wish you were there. Despite the somewhat ugly looking pre-race weather reports, Sunday turned out to be a superb day for frostbite sailing. Twelve knots of steady breeze with plenty of tactical shifts and knocks. Relatively flat water for the wind. Not so frigid temperatures in the 40s. And the rain stayed away, too.

Rigging at the Hampton Roads 2/19 frostbite

Four racers turned out to take advantage of the day. To make up for some thin weeks past, we got six races in for the day. And Mike Moore had a spectacular showing, putting together a string of 6 bullets. Mike got great starts on the line and excellent position, then kept the mistakes to a minimum to finish with plenty of room to spare, with little I or Richard could do about it. Even a flip at the leeward mark in the last race couldn’t stop the Mooreinator on his march to domination when the same gust turned everyone over. I’ve already burned the negatives from that unsightly mark rounding.

We look forward to the whole group returning to the water. But don’t forget this coming Sunday 2-26 no races are scheduled as ODU sailing hosts its first home regatta of their season. Come out and support our friends if you have the chance. Hampton Roads Sailing will resume March 4th – how fitting, huh?

Pos. Sailor Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Race 6 Total
1 Mike Moore 1 1 1 1 1 1 6
2 Robert Suhay 2 2 2 2 2 3 13
3 Richard Biggs 3 3 3 3 3 2 17
4 Frank Patch 4 4 4 4 4 4 24

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