Fishers Island 'Round the Island Regatta'
Crew: Brian, Seth & RW
Course: 2, Around Fishers Island (cw)
Race length: 15.0 nm
Winds: N to NW, 8 kt avg Barometer: 30.15 Temperature: 72 F
Current: flooding (3.4 kts); ebb 14:18 Ram Island
With the wind out of the north and a significant flood, the RC chose a clockwise course for the 51st Annual Round Island Race, with 85 entrants. With only three of us aboard, I tightened up the rig, expecting winds in the mid to high teens per the NOAA forecast for Fishers. I should have given more credence to the SailFlow forecast, as our average for the day ended up around eight knots.