2018 Midwinters at Sarasota Sailing Squadron, FL - Day 3 Races

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No racing yestrerday but today more than made up for that!  Another beautiful sunny 80+ degree day with wind is really the best you could ask for.  The wild wind at the dock had us thinking we were in for a tough day on the water, but shortly afterwards we knew it was going to be a great day, as the wind laid down a bit and we headed for the racecourse.  The 6-12 MPH winds, mostly in the 10-12 range, winds shifted from Southeast to Southwest between Race 1 and 2 but stayed Southwest for Race 3.  DUring the races the shifts were minimum and you could pick a side and stick with it, 

As was the case on Monday, following the shifts was essential to a successsful day.  We had two 4-leg windwards-leeward races and one 5-leg windward-leeward, finishing us in the direction of the club in the 3rd race, just the way we like it!.  After racing today, the 3-way tie for 1st in the Championship Division went away, and the Challenger Division leaders changed as well.  Championship top 5 are Zeke and Jay Horowitz,  David Ames and PJ Buhler, Jeff Linton and Andy Hayward, Mark Swanson and Mike Hennessey, and Ryan Malmgren and Stacey Rieu.  Challenger leaders are Bill Vogler with Peg Woodworth and Carey Seven, Randy Rubinstein and Carol Claypool, Greg and Diane Kampf, Forest Atkins and Mandy McCracken -Atkins and Shaun Clements and Andy Gardner.

Next up is today's chalk talk with Zeke Horowitz and the leaders, followed by a great dinner at Sarasota Sailing Squadron.  Full results are here..  Piotos for the week will all be here.

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