Blue skies, cooler temperatures, and shifty breezes were the hallmarks of the second day of the 2001 Chicago NOOD regatta. The passage of a cold front overnight brought conditions that could easily be summed up as challenging.
"We were over early in the second race," said John Musa, owner of the ID35 Jacaibon. "After re-starting, we just headed for a wind line that turned into a huge shift. It was one of those dreams that every sailor should have." Musa, who has been attending NOOD regattas for five years, first with his S2 7.9, and now with his 1D35 turned that wind shift into a first place finish, helping to put Jacaibon within three points of first place overall. Wind shifts also helped one of Musa's competitors; "Hippie Chick was last in the second race," said Musa. "And with all the shifts, was able to climb back to second. They did a hell of a job."