Western Hemisphere Championship Race Day 1

While most of the sailing world was on its toes waiting for the NY court to issue its decision regarding the America’s Cup feud, Hoss and I were out racing the Star on the Gulf Coast.

Thunderstorms forced a one hour postponement this morning and then the wind died after we finished the first race so we got just one in today.

But that one was a good one for Austin (Hoss) Sperry and I as we led wire to wire in the first race of this series.

The wind was light and there were 30 degree shifts both sides of 215 (southwest) while the wind velocity went from 7 knots to 3 knots and back up to 7 knots. It wasn’t any easy race for anyone so we were just lucky to hold the lead through it all.

John MacCausland and Phil Trinter sailed nicely to finish 2nd and my long time friend Larry Whipple with Mike Wolfs crewing finished 3rd.

For complete scores go to www.pcyc-gya.org

Tomorrows forecast is for sunshine and a light southeasterly after torrential rains between midnight and 0500.