Nabeel Alsalam and Morgan Rathjen were your RC. They ran 5 races over a pretty long windward-leeward course. The winds were from the south and with the long fetch waves developed that were surf-able. The current was going out strongly and at time was stronger than the wind causing the RC boat to move up course and then down on its anchor.
14 sailors came out although there was attrition over the day. Oh and there were double-capsizes, you know when you capsize to windward, bring the boat up, and immediately capsize to leeward. Tiring! People are likely to be sore today.
Lars was 3rd. Maybe he (or anyone else) would like to add some comments about sailing the waves or anything else that made the day interesting.
In case you are interested, below are my notes for the risk assessment:
ASSESSMENT OF WEATHER/WATER HAZARDS ON 20FEB2022
(Compiled at 9:00 am)
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
…SM…SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 6 AM EST MONDAY…
* WHAT…South winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt expected.
* WHERE…Chesapeake Bay from Pooles Island MD to North Beach MD, Chester River to Queenstown MD, Eastern Bay, and Choptank River to Cambridge MD and the Little Choptank River. NOT OUR AREA
* WHEN…From 3 PM this afternoon to 6 AM EST Monday.
WIND STRENGTH AND DIRECTION
SSE 10/15 at noon rising to SSE 10/16 at 3pm
Fell overnight from 43F to 41F.
35F at noon rising to 40F at 3pm
High tide at 10:30 am