You may not know this but I am a professional meteorologist. Some claim this gives me an inherent advantage to racing sailboats, but my results speak to the truth. What I do know is that there is some great news for our Nationals participants and some not so great news for the Women and Juniors on Wednesday.
Women/Junior Nationals on Wednesday looks like a good day to own an ark. Heavy rain is forecast Tuesday night and through the day on Wednesday with 1-2″ accumulations. Typically this type of rain comes with little wind unless we’re dealing with a tropical storm. A reschedule of this event to later in the week is likely – stay tuned.
Once we get past Wednesday, the weather looks FANTASTIC. Partly sunny Thursday, temperatures in the upper 60s, with a strong 12-18 kt westerly. For those who remember the 2009 event at Mayfield, this is about the opposite of what we had on day 1. Friday looks like another awesome day, with 6-10 kt. winds, dry conditions, and temperatures in the mid-upper 60s again. And we’ll finish things off Saturday in 8-12 kt. conditions with warming temperatures into the mid-70s.
I know I will be enjoying the conditions regardless of my finishes (cough cough). Before I sign off I’d like to thank Marion and the folks at Mohican Sailing Club for letting us get in some pre-Nationals racing on Sunday. We had 5 Jets out there along with a few Interlakes in a pretty decent Mohican wind.
From a luxurious Red Roof Inn in Utica NY,