Etchells June 23rd Report

June 23, 2012: The Etchells race started at 12:30 with 8 boats competing, in order to round the island in a timely manner.  The race began with minimal breeze, with a start just outside of the mooring field.  Sailors headed westward from the club to begin the race around the island, with around 4 knots of wind and a strong flooding tide.  The wind slowly built from the west for the remainder of the race, allowing for the race to be completed around 4pm in about 11 knots of wind.  The top three skippers were: third, Peter Rowsom; second, Will Ricketson; and in first place, Scott Kaufman.