2015 NAC at Bay Waveland in MS - Day 1 of Qualifiers
With race scheduled for 1:00 PM, we were not hopeful when there was nothing by noon. So we sat at the dock or on shore waiting to see what would happen. It was 95 degrees or higher and lots of water and Gatorade was being consumed. There was some speculati0onthat we would not be going out at all today. But after a short postponement, we saw the sea breeze coming in from S/SW and we all headed out about 12:30.
Jim Tichenor and his Race Committee ran two flawless races, one 4-leg W-L and one 5-leg W-L in 10-12 MPH wind which ran fairly steady throughout the day. The second race was set a bit longer since there enough time to run a longer race with the conditions. The breeze kept us cooler, but we still needed lots of hydration while racing.
With 49 boats on the line, split into 4 divisions, we race 3 qualifiers and sail against each of the divisions. When the qualifiers are done, 1/2 the boats sail in the Championship Division and 1/2 the boats sail in the Challenger Division in the finals. After Day 1, the top 5 are Jeff Linton, Red Steiffel, John Dane, Andrew Eagan and Jake Horowitz. One more qualifier tomorrow and we move to finals on Wednesday. See results to date here.