Today was the final race of the Star Class Western Hemisphere C’ship.
Unfortunately Iain and I were OCS and were disqualified. We were notified at the first windward mark at a time when we were in 4th place, with our opposition for the title back in the pack. So, in our minds we were leading the regatta – until we saw the dsq board. So, due to our worst race being a dsq, we now have to carry the 38th placing we got earlier in the week. We drop from third overall to 12th!! Ouch….
A bummer to end the event on a downer, but it was a very positive event in the bigger picture. We didn’t necessarily come to Annapolis looking for a particular result, but more to move further forward in the campaign for the Olympics. We definitely achieved that.
Iain Murray and I are in third place overall, but one point from the lead with one race to go at the Western Hemisphere Championship of the Star class. (more…)
Iain and I had one of our better days together on the Star in recording a pair of second placings in the first two races of the Western Hemisphere Championship. (more…)
Iain Murray and I have just won the Lippincott Regatta in Annapolis, Maryland, USA.
This is a warm-up regatta for the Spring Championship of the Western Hemisphere, which is the prime reason for our trip here.