After driving for a couple of team races, SW intern Meredith Powlison suggests a beneficial way to make racing more fun.
Heading into a weekend of Vanguard 15 team racing, I hadn’t considered the possibility that I might drive a couple of races.As a crew, I enjoy the occasional crew race during practice or the chance to drive back to the beach after evening races, but I never expected to get the opportunity to drive during a weekend team race regatta.At the Rhode Island Team Race Association’s 2v2 Random Pairs Team Race, I got my chance.Based on our results from Saturday’s 2v2 series, regatta organizers formed our teams for 3v3 racing on Sunday.
After a shameful episode on Rhode Island's Narragansett Bay, SW associate editor Michael Lovett finds himself on the receiving end of Rule 30.3.
With the daylight fading and three general recalls already on the books, the race committee for Jamestown YC's Tuesday-night PHRF series had good reason to hoist the black flag. Aboard the J/22 Conundrum, had we not been dead set on perfecting the pin-end start that we'd already botched three times, we might've noticed that dreadful color flying on the mast of the committee boat.
Ace the start, and you'll look like a genius the whole way around the racecourse. As SW's Michael Lovett found out on Wednesday, the reverse holds true, too.
As I have most Tuesday nights for the past few summers, this Tuesday I raced in the Jamestown YC's PHRF series aboard Bill Porter's J/22 Conundrum. Because we race around navigational marks in Narragansett Bay, the races can get a little screwy, especially when the wind blows out of the west, as it did this week.