Hampton Roads Sailing: March 11

Onboard with Robert Suhay

Another light forecast. Another great Sunday of sailing. What started looking like a skunk turned into an excellent morning session with series favorite Neil Ford racking up another bundle of firsts in 6 to 8 knots of southerly winds that provided great tactical sailing.

The series was a little light on racers this week, with only three able to attend. Vacations-smacations. But know you all were missed. Andrew Newbold also took a bullet with smart tactics on the course. There is an excellent video of the racing posted on YouTube by Lisa, who did the honors as race committee and brought her camera along. Check it out here if you have a moment. It’s short.

We look forward to the whole group returning to the water. The air and water temperatures are climbing fast. The water isn’t even cold anymore. Neil wore shorts over a springsuit this weekend and didn’t suffer so far as anyone could tell.

This Sunday coming up is looking very good too, with temperatures in the 60. And there is still a call out for the weekend of the 24-25 for those who want to organize a trip up to DC for the PRSA regatta. I am planning to go and I believe Ron Thompson is as well. The more, the better though. Represent, Hampton Roads.

Pos. Sailor Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Total
1 Neil Ford 1 1 1 2 5
2 Andrew Newbold 2 3 2 1 8
3 Robert Suhay 3 2 3 3 11

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