|Posted by Anteater Sailing Team on March 11, 2014 at 11:10 AM|
This past weekend (March 1st and 2nd) we sent our Varsity team to the McIntrye Team Race hosted by Stanford. Kate, Sam and Nick skippered with Mahmoud, Kathryn, and Deanne crewing.
Racing started right away Saturday morning because there was a good amount of wind. From there, racing continued at a fast pace almost the entire day. Rotations were back to back; our team was constantly on the water with little down time. Racing continued at this pace on Sunday as well. By the end of the weekend we had completed two round robins.
The wind was strong for most of the morning on both Saturday and Sunday but became more variant as the day went on. Changes in the wind speed caused a few races to be postponed and in one instance we were towed back to the dock mid-race when the wind completely died. Rain also came and went throughout the weekend.
The team had a lot of fun and the event was a definite learning experience. While we improved on our team racing skills throughout the weekend, there is still a lot of room for growth.
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