Junior Race Week Part 2

August 23, 2012

Day 2 of Race Week witnessed more wind troubles again as NBYA sailed out of Colt State Park in Bristol.  A westerly/north westerly breeze spoiled any chance the sea breeze had of filling.  And although our beloved southerly made a valiant effort to fill around noon time, it was quickly thwarted by that NW breeze.  I joined the Opti Red White and Blue fleets for day 2, and again only one race was sailed on the circle for the entire day!  While we made it off the beach significantly sooner, and the course (windward-leeward instead of a trapezoid) was set by 1:30, this fleet of small sailors made it nearly impossible to get a race off!  With a successful first day that saw three completed races, day 2 saw about six starting sequences and only the one completed race.  Between skewed lines, the race committee blowing some weird horn sequences, general and individual recalls, two starts under an I flag, a brief postponement AND an race abandoned shortly after the start, a race finally got underway under the ruling of the dreaded black flag.  It was literally 50 minutes of starting sequences before the Opti fleet got itself under control and actually raced.  Then, of course, the breeze died completely and the Optis were sent into the beach around 3:15 as the race committee called it a day.

Most of the pictures below are a continuation of the photos from Day 1 on the 420/Laser circle.  But at the bottom you will find a couple from Day 2 with the Optis!  All photos from the day can be found on my website under NBYA Jr Race Week 2012.  

Remember, any of the junior sailors who were photographed have the opportunity for a 10% discount on any purchases!  Email cate@catebrownphoto.com for more details!










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