Day 2, Shore Postponement and an attempt for R3
By Laura Jeffers
Postponement to Abandonment
Day 2 at the 2022 Harken Blockheads Lightning Youth World Championship started with a shore postponement. Competitors occupied their time by listening to a great talk lead by current Master World Champions, Jody Starck, Bill Faude and Tom Starck. The discussion included how to set up the boat and sail in a big breeze and also what to do when things go bad in a race. Competitors had fun playing spikeball, cornhole, badminton and other lawn games too.
The fleet went out around 3pm and had to wait until about 4:00 to get a race off. The wind was light and shifty. Lake fog rolled in on the first run. Conditions continued to diminish and by the time the fleet was heading downwind on their final run the race was abandoned. The fleet was towed in.
The Starting time for Friday, July 8th was moved up by 30 minutes. Competitors will meet for a morning briefing at 0815 and the first race is scheduled for 0930. Good breeze is forecasted for Friday.
Photos from the Event, including action from the first Day of Racing can be found at: Medora Media
Cool Posts from Harken Blockheads: Harken Blockheads Instagram
Video from Mark Roundings and Opening Ceremony can be found on the Lightning Class Facebook Page: Int Lightning Facebook Page