As Day 2 of Club 420 Nationals got underway in Newport Harbor; the sun was bright but a cool morning breeze was on the air providing crisp clear summer conditions. The light wind was unsettled with it's typical morning direction from the north.
The fleet was able to launch on time and get about one race for all divisions completed until the wind died around 1:30-2pm. Race Committee made adjustments for the flukey breezes, but with no thermal clouds over land there was little hope a true seabreeze would settle in. It just wasn't a scorcher that day, and the breeze remained around 5 knots. It continued to shift, somewhat west, but almost always returning to a northerly direction. These conditions continued for most of the day, and luckily a little more breeze filled to about 10-12 knots for one good breezy reach leg, until it died back down again.
While I was not on the water for Day 3 of racing - with champion divisions of Gold, Silver and Bronze determined for more competitive racing divisions - it was truly a beautiful sunny summer week for a regatta. Sailors from across the country and beyond hopefully enjoyed their week of racing on Narragansett Bay!
See the complete Photo Gallery