Too Windy at Club 420 US Nationals
Published on July 22nd, 2016
Falmouth, MA (July 22, 2016) – The 2016 U.S. Club 420 National Championship began today, however, strong winds prevented the sailors from hitting the water. The Falmouth Yacht Club with the Club 420 Association is hosting the event on Nantucket Sound. One hundred and fifty boats are competing in the event. The boats are divided into two Qualifying fleets, a Red and a Green fleet, with 75 boats each.
As sailors arrived at the yacht club this morning the winds were blowing steadily at 20-25 mph with gusts in the 30s. The race committee called for a postponement and the winds built to 30 mph with higher gusts. Three foot rolling waves were hitting the launching beach and the forecast called for more wind, therefore the race officials called off racing for today.
The sailing instructions have been amended to start racing an hour earlier tomorrow in order to aim to complete five races. Once five races have been completed the sailors can drop a race and the fleets will be divided into Gold and Silver Medal Rounds.
Check in will begin tomorrow at 7 a.m. and the harbor start is set for 8:30 a.m. with the first warning signal at 9:30 a.m.
To see more results and to learn more about the regatta visit the event website: http://www.yachtscoring.com/emenu.cfm?eID=1625
Source: Jennifer Mitchell | Toile à Voile for Club 420 Association