Righty day at Sonar Worlds
Published on September 21st, 2019
Rochester, NY (September 21, 2019) – For the first two days at the Sonar Worlds, once the sea breeze kicked-in, the persistent shifts were to the left. Today, after a two-hour shore delay, the 5-7 knot sea breeze filled in around noon and steadily clocked to the right all afternoon. For three races, ‘Leftchester’ had become ‘Rightchester’.
Ultimately, Rochester Yacht Club’s Mike Wilde retained his lead with 15 points after a 1-2-6 daily scoreline. Now that ten races have been sailed, a second throw-out is implemented and Wilde’s two worse scores (both sixth place finishes in the 24-boat fleet) have been eliminated.
However, it was Brian Doyle and TK Kenny who won the day with finishes of 6-1-1. The duo sailed conservatively but protected and controlled the right side of the course and, as they demonstrated yesterday, their downwind speed was superior to most if not all.
The third and fourth place teams are still holding their positions with local Eric Voss still in third (3-8-2 today) followed by Nova Scotia’s Andres Josenhans (12-7-8).
Tomorrow’s final day will hold a maximum of two races, and, with the combination of a seven-point lead, local knowledge and proven consistency, Wilde will be tough to beat for the Championship. That said, Doyle and Kenny are the two who could do it.
A maximum of 12 races are planned from September 19 to 22.
Source: Sonar Class