2015 Midwinters at Sarasota Sailing Squadron - Florida - Day 1
Stardate May 16, 2015 - Day 1 of Midwinters 2015. It is a beautiful day in the 80's and sunny, but the morning started with a spotty South wind.. The Postpone flag went up around 10:45 and we waited for the sea breeze. It did not disappoint us! About 1PM the RC sent us out and the sea breeze filled in nicely from the West 10-12 MPH. What an incredibly perfect day for racing. The RC held 3 windward-leeward 4-leg races and only 1 general recall spoiled the perfect day. There was very little yelling on the race course today and NO protests!
With 32 boats in the Championship Division, after today's racing, the top 5 are (1) Jeff and Amy Linton, (2) Zeke and Jay Horowitz, (3) Ned Johnson and Ryan Donahue, (4) Larry Taggart and Carrie Berger, and (5) Ryan Malmgren and Chris Smith. With 22 boats in Challenger, the current leaders are (1) Norris Elswick and Chuck Tanner, (2) Jim Leggette and ike Funk and (3) Randy Rubinstein and Jim Cavanagh.
Watch some video from the day's events here