Snipe Western Hemisphere & Orient Championship at Boston – Day 2


Snipe Western Hemisphere & Orient Championship

Light winds greeted the fleet as they pushed off the dock and headed out to the race course, just a 30 minute sail from Cottage Park Yacht Club and adjacent to the runway of Boston’s Logan airport.

After a 45 minute delay to wait for the wind, race 3 began but was quickly under AP to wait for the wind to settle. Race 3 began in 6 knots with puffs to 10 at times. Doug Hart/ Christina Persson (USA) led with a large margin at the weather mark and kept it until the second downwind gate. As the race progressed, a squall from the south formed and the wind shifted right with puffs to 23 knots at times.

After 2 days, Diaz/Brotons (USA) lead with 11 points, Szabo/Waterbury (USA) in second with 17 points and Arthur Blodgett/Gracie Howie (USA) in third with 23 points.

Racing continues Thursday through Saturday with 9 races scheduled. Tomorrows forecasts looks promising with a deteriorating forecast for Friday.