Day 1 of finals was a lot more civilized that the qualifiers. Although the 12 MPH northwest wind was more than the expected 8-10,. We had a postpone in the AM to validate some results, but once that was done, down came the postpone flag and we were on the way out to race. It was tough getting out to the race course with the tide and the wind against us and several boats tacked back and forth in place for a while trying to get to the Newport Bridge, Once we... Read More
Things were wild on the water today at Newport for the 2016 NAC Qualifiers. We had a nice ride out to the race course past so many sailboats/yachts you could not count, then under the Newport Bridge - what a beautiful sight! On a nice sunny day in the 80's, 46 boats were ready to vie for their place in the Championship or Challenger Division, hopes were high for getting in all 3 races today, and we did.
Race 1 with group A and B sailing together then group C and D sailing... Read More
Four women's teams sailed out under the Newport Bridge for the 2016 Women's NAC. When they left the dock around 11:00 AM< the wind was light but by the time they got to the race course, the wind had picked up and there was plenty of breeze. The finishes were close between the 1st and 2nd place boats in all 3 races. But in the end, Lynn Bruss and her crew, Deb Aronson and Stacey Rieu prevailed. Full results are here.
Qualifiers for the NAC start tomorrow. Good... Read More
Your FSSA Executive Committee is hard at work taking care of business while the women are getting ready to sail the Women's NAC. Skipper's meeting and welcome party later today!
The 2016 NAC is here! Boats are arriving - 14 so far - and as you can see in the picture, the sail measuring team is ready for action! Down by the hoists boats are being measured. The views are just beautiful in Newport - looking forward to great weather and great sailing.