2014 Midwinters at Southern Yacht Club, New Orleans - Day 4
On Wednesday, the sun was shining bright with temps in the 70's and the wind was strong at first in the morning, giving us hope that we would go out and enjoy a few good races. But as the time drew near to launch, the wind had died and we all took an hour to get out to the race course, But the Race Committee never despaired and sure enough, about an hour later we had steady northeast winds, 5 - 7 knots, sometimes slowing to 3 knots. We had 3 good races before the wind died down a bit and we sailed in a bit slowly, but we got back to the docks without needing a tow or needing to paddle.
With half the fleet going right and half the fleet going left, it was hard to say which way was better, because the leaders came from both directions. Our builder, Harry Carpenter, won 2 races and local Benz Faget won the 3rd in the Championship Division. Alanna Strong from Texas won all 3 races in the Challenger Division. After 2 days, Zeke Horrowitz leads the Championship Division and Alanna Strong leads the Challenger Division.
This was followed by the seafood boil at the club with yummy crawfish, shrimp, sausages, potatoes, mushrooms and corn on the cob, with bread pudding for desert. No one walked away with their belly empty!
Results to date are here.