The Spring “First Place” Series is now complete with Bill Blevins, Gary Schmidt and Jonathan Gorbold racking up the most 1st places with 14, 8 and 7 respectively.
Nelson Habecker came on strong at the end of the series and won half of the races on the final Sunday!
Light winds combined with sloppy boat chop made for difficult tacking, especially out in the open water by the windward mark. Those who pushed their rudders over hard and tacked quickly while feathering out the main faired the best on the last day of racing in the spring series.
The spring series included 352 starters over 44 races.
Next Sunday, the seven-week summer series will begin. It will be scored using the traditional low-point system and all of the sailors will be back on the starting line together again.
In the womens series, Terry Schmidt topped the field yesterday and moved herself into first place overall, followed closely by Missy Porter, Tracy Blevins and Leslie Bennett.
The updated overall 2011 “Batting Average” high point calculation has been posted and it shows Jonathan Gorbold moving to the top of the leader board again over Bill Blevins by a margin of just 9/10,000 of a point!!
You can check out all of the scores on our results page which has been updated to reflect all races to date.