Hampton Roads Sailing: April 29

Another great season drew to a close for the Hampton Roads Sailing Fleet with some great conditions and great competition. Wind hovered around 10 knots out of the North for the afternoon with some fairly flat conditions, so the racing was fast and fun.

ODU alum David Tunnicliffe returned for the finale and quickly turned the motor on. It’s great to watch someone work the shifts and the waves the way David does, and his skill turned into a top finish. Neil – where were ya????

Mike Moore got his licks in, too, taking a race. Mike also provided the laughs, turning a spectacular toll tack into a roll over while trying to leebow David.

“I saw him coming and I thought to myself: I’m going to make this really good. I gave it a good roll, but I slipped and just couldn’t get to the top,” Mike said.

The regulars were joined by ODU freshman Andrea Luna, making a first appearance with the fleet. She rigged up a radial and showed you don’t need more cloth to go fast – taking a handy second behind Dave in the first race.

It is only fitting to extend a big thanks to Old Dominion University Sailing for all of their support for the fleet. Mitch, Charles, Kara, we can’t do this without you.

Here’s wishing everyone a great summer season. See you in the fall when we pick it up again after the Long Distance Race and the Neptune Challenge.

Following are Sunday’s results:

Pos. Sailor Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Total
1 David Tunnicliffe 1 1 2 1 1 6
2 Mike Moore 4 3 1 2 3 13
3 Robert Suhay 5 2 3 3 4 17
4 Ron Thompson 3 4 5 4 2 18
5 Andrea Luna 2 5 4 5 5 21

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