Tuesday, July 8, 2014

WDYC Invitational

We had a crazy day on Monday as over 180 sailors came to the club for the annual WDYC Invitational. With winds gusting to 30 knots in the morning, we were forced to postpone then unfortunately cancel the racing for the Opti Championship fleet. However, the 420s were able to get off the beach and get in 3 races for a challenging yet successful day on the water. The Opti Green Fleet was also able to sail 3 races in the river, with our own Josh Dillon Placing 3rd with a total of 14 points!

Not only did all the sailors brave the tough conditions, but WDYC took the top 2 spots in the 420 fleet with skipper Brad Sefarian and crew Caroline Bracken winning the event with a total of 5 points, closely followed by Skipper Thomas Cooper and Crew Brian Daley with a total of 11 points for the day (See Below).

Brad Sefarian and Caroline Bracken take First Place in the 420 division

Thomas Cooper and Brian Daley Finish Second in the 420 division

Again we'd like to thank all of the volunteers who came out to help with everything from filling snack bags to catching boats at the beach to running the races on the water. Another special thanks to all the coaches and patrol boats out on the water keeping an eye on the sailors.  We hope to see everyone back next year and in the meantime we'll be hoping for better conditions. 

Here are some pictures from the day:

Mac getting wet to help out a capsized boat

All of the Coaches accepting the 420 sportsmanship award for their awesome job keeping things under control on the water!