January 18, 2010 -
Nautica Watches Day!
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And so the day's story is nearly complete. The Jury is on
stand-bye, waiting for boats to get in. We do have a few
protest to sort-out. Check the
Race Results page later in the day for final scores.
As for the
day's reporting - we are wrapping up the blog and will
resume tomorrow morning. Thank you for tuning in! Explore
Photo Galleries from our talented crew of shooters.
Second races of the day are winding down and we are bustling
over the day's weather. It's gorgeous out.
We do have
Race One results posted for
Division 2 and more to come shortly. Preparations are
underway for tonight's awards - the Nautica Watches are
quite swanky. They will be the highlight of the evening.
will also be in attendance with excellent information about
their relationship with Nautica and the value our sailing
community plays in keeping it blue!
for the night,
Regatta Ginger Beer is serving up a special drink for
the evening. Worth a trip to the tent! I'm not going to
spill the beans, sounds like the perfect recipe to end the
Another interesting fact about our reporters - they are
active members of their division's RC. Talented crew!
Keeping score, taking pictures, keeping us posted while
bouncing about on the boat with laptops and radios in hand.
I'm simply strapped to a couple computers back at HQ.
This is an
important note, typically if there are delays in posting
it's because they are in the middle of scoring, etc.
Currently we have about a 60s delay from when they send me
the info and it being published onto the site. We are dialed
Phew, the weather peeps have been warning us of a light day
and lucky if we get 10knots of breeze or more. With that,
we've seen 10knots and already wrapping up Race 1 of the
series for a few of the classes. Shaping up to be a nice
Racing is underway! This is the point in the show were the
real stars will be our on-the-water reporters and I their
conductor/producer of sorts. At this moment there are orange
blinking boxes across my screen with each writer sending me
info as it occurs. Makes it hard to complete a sentence, but
exhilarating as I too live the race through them.
If you arrive
late to the show, please click on the header link for each
division for a complete archive of the reports. We only show
the most recent post on this page.
Our reporters are on-the-water and sending in their first
status updates - sounds beautiful out there. May I suggest a
few items before we get on with racing. Make sure your seat
is comfortable. Stash some snacks and large glass of water
to the side and within arms reach. Why? Because once the
show starts, we update as fast as it happens and you will
find it hard to walk away from the computer. Ooo...and a
trip to the head is a must. Do it now! Sure, you can
read it all later, but I promise you it's more fun to
stay on top of the action!0815H: First announcements of the
day will be at 08:30 and again at 0900 with the RC's intent
to host two races. Our reporters will be leaving the docks
soon with updates arriving as they fire up the laptops.
First announcements of the day will be at 08:30 and again at
0900 with the RC's intent to host two races. Our reporters
will be leaving the docks soon with updates arriving as they
fire up the laptops.Sailors can expect warmer temps, partly
cloudy skies and if these clouds remain, looking at a N NNE
breeze. They will want to watch this, if the clouds give way
to clear skis, their breeze may shift left. Will be
interesting and our reporters plan to keep us in the loop.
lovely morning on Key West and all is calm at Race HQ. We
are currently enjoying temps in the mid-60s, which are
expected to rise into the low 70s. There's a light breeze
out of the NE, anticipating to be a light day with more to
report on weather after our 0800H meeting.
Till then, enjoy
your morning brew, whichever that may be. I'm off to Harpoon
Harry's for their fabulous Cafe Con Leche. If you are in
town for the race, a stop not to be missed and located
directly behind Race HG on Caroline Street.