Squib East Coast Championship 2010 at NYC

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedintumblrmailIn light and shifty conditions the Squib East Coast Championships took place over the weekend of the 25/26th September, an entry of 16 boats was a good start to what was the first Squib event to be run by the National Yacht Club. Saturday saw three races completed in W – NW winds of between 5 and 10 knots, the first race got away with two Squibs a little eager at the pin end, this was to prove the only OCS’s for the entire event and testament to either the great lines, the discipline of the fleet, or maybe a combination of both! The wind was oscillating up to 30 degrees for most of the day which made for a very interesting/frustrating racing depending on which side of shifts you happened to be on. Three, hour long races were completed and the fleet were back ashore by 4pm with plenty of tales of how it might have been “if we had seen that shift coming”!. Race winners  on day one: Race 1 P. Wallace (RNIYC), Race 2 D. Cagney (RNIYC), Race 3 V. Delaney (RStGYC). After an excellent event dinner in the dinning room on Saturday evening only one boat failed to attend the start line on Sunday morning. The first race nearly got away on time but with reports of a 45 degree wind shift at the weather mark Race Officer Jack Roy called a late “AP” and waited for the wind to settle. After a brief delay the fleet got away for their 4th race in a light and very shifty breeze, during the run there was a 30 degree shift, with Mal Nowlan doing a quick major shift of the next weather mark it was decided to shorten the race at the end of the second beat. After waiting for the new breeze to establish the fifth race got under way in a very light 4/5 knot NE wind, despite the conditions there was very close racing through out the weekend with only a boat length separating many places. D. Cagney won both races on Sunday to help him take the title with V. Delaney second and A. Heath (RStGYC) third overall.  At the prize giving Conor O’ Leary the Fleet captain thanked all involved for a very professional run event both on and off the water. Results:  Click here Prize Giving Photos: