by Greg Fisher
Georgia Tech, Eckerd, USF and C of C met at the Stewart walker Sailing Center in Charleston at 8am for an 8:45 start time. Concerns about the beautiful 6-10 northerly dying mid-day led to everyone showing up with the sunrise.
SAISA Match Race qualifiers
Sure enough, just as the second full round robin was completed the breeze completely died. The racing was close and it wasn't until the final race (actually the final run) that the winner was determined. Congrats to the College of Charleston Cougars for the close victory over USF. Eckerd finished up third and Georgia Tech fourth.
Thanks to our umpires on call, Brooks Clark, Mac Mace and Ed Norton for their help in ensuring some great race management and umpiring.
Thanks to dockmasters Jacob Raymond and Ned Goss for readying the Cougars' J/22's for their final last regatta (new boats arrive starting next week!). And thanks to all the Cougars for their help in keeping the regatta on pace!