Bishop England wins SAISA’s UCNP#3

Skipper’s meeting started on time at 09:15 at Charleston Community Sailing.  Temperature was 42 F with a North wind at 13 knots at time of meeting.  Decision was made to sail east of CCS at Carolina Yacht Club instead of west at Bristol. 

The first race started on time with winds steady at 11 knots from the North.  The tide was ebbing, and cloud cover was 0.  Wind slowly decreased throughout the day to 7-8 knots, with the exception of a refreshing breeze of 10 knots from the East for races B-7/B-8.  The tide was coincident with the wind increase, thus began to flood.

There were 2 protests during the day.  Race committee protested Richmond Hill in race B-2 for hitting the weather mark.  The contestant withdrew.  Porter Gaud protested School of the Arts in race A-6.  School of the Arts was disqualified under rule 44.2.  Other infractions were observed but all were resolved on the race course with penalty turns.

The boats were returned to Charleston Community Sailing and the premises vacated at 17:35.  No boats were damaged.

PRO was Miles Marchant with Liisa Machowski as recorder.  Mark/safety boats were Bill McKenzie with Joan Ackenbach, John Cameron with Jim Smelt, and John Skinner with Arlene McCool.  Jessica Koenig was operating a safety boat.  Greg Walters, Mason Chrisman and Patrick Hogan heard protest.  Greg Walters handled registration and boat rotation, organized and coordinated sailing location, scored the event, and completed post regatta narrative and ROPs.  Finbar O’Reilly was ill and unable to participate.

In “A” division, tie was won by SOA, so Lake Norman finished in 8th place.