Big winds close Hobie North Americans:
Yankton, South Dakota (June 23, 2017) – The final day of sailing at the Hobie 16 and Hobie 20 North American Championships was not to be. Strong winds (25-35 knots) forced a cancellation of all racing for the final day of competition.
The Lewis and Clarke Reservoir proved to be a challenging place to sail with a variety of wind conditions. Thirteen races were completed over a period of four days with winds varying from 5 knots to 25 knots. The shifting winds provided tested the sailor’s ability and stay in the most favorable winds and despite the sometimes frustrating conditions the best sailors found their way to the top.
Good start for Clagett competition:
Newport, RI (June 23, 2017) – The twenty one boats registered for the 15th C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta were greeted with a established Southerly breeze today. The race committee held a morning briefing and sent the fleet out to the race course which was set between Rose and Goat Island.
While the race committee set the course for the first race of the series in a Sou’ South West breeze, over the course of the four races held for both the 2.4mR and Sonar fleets, the breeze fluctuated between a Sou’ South West and South West direction. The breeze dropped in strength until the final race of the day when it started to build again in strength.
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