Jim Tichenor and his Race Committee started right on time at 1:00 PM and we raced a 4-leg W-L race with a usually steady 8-10 MPH SSW wind. By the finish of the Championship Division, the wind had stopped several boats on the line and the first boats in the Challenger Division were finishing with them. The Race Committee did excellent work tracking the finishes with 5 - 10 spinnakers in the mix at one time!
By the second race the wind had built a bit, perhaps to 10-12... Read More
Things looked good on the way out The sky was dark and the rain was steady
The gods were not with us Tuesday 6/23, and although we went out right about on time for racing at 1:00 PM, a storm came and delayed us for what we hoped would be just a little while. This was soon followed by a squall with thunder and lightning that sent most boats back into the docks to wait for... Read More
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... Read More
While registration for the finals continnued and boats were still being weighed in and measured, there was lots of excitement on the water with the Women's and Junior's NACs being raced. It was a wonderful sight with 8 Women's teams and 11 Junior teams out there fighting every minute for their places. We were very pleased to see so many teams out there today!
It was easy off the dock and we were off the wind out to the race course which was right out in front of the club. It... Read More
Fifty boats are registered for the 2015 NAC at Bay Waveland Yacht Club in Mississippi. Arrivals continued throughout the day on Saturday 6/20, with boats being measured and checked in. One boat (above) got a new mast after a 40MPH gust took out the old one a week ago at a regatta. The Women and Juniors have their turn tomorrow, with the rest of the skippers getting out there on Monday when the qualifiers start. Good luck to all the participants - the... Read More