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August 30 1999

One Design 35 Nationals

The weekend saw as close a battle as you can have for the One Design
35 national championship.  After 3 days of racing and 7 races two boats
from the host city were only a single point apart. 

Windquest had the best first day of any of the 23 boats posting scores of
3rd, and 3rd.  Extreme was not a nimble on day 1 which featured an
under 10 knot westerly.  Extreme's 1st 2 races were: 14th and 2nd.  After
Friday Windquest led by 10 points.

Saturday saw 3 races sailed again in light conditions from the west.  In
race 1 on Saturday Extreme had her worst finish a 19th.  Windquest
posted a 9th and led by 20 points.  Race 4 saw the beginning of Extreme's
run up the standings table with a 2nd to Windquest's 13th, cutting the
defecit to 9 points.  Saturday's final race again saw Extreme sail well
finishing 3rd, while Windquest was 8th.  Another 5 points came off Windquest's lead which was now only 5 points.

In fact after Saturday's racing yet another Holland boat was the regatta
leader.  Heartbreaker had a 5 point lead over Windquest.

Sunday's racing decided the order of podium placings.   Rather than the
light westerlies of the 1st days, a Force 3-5 northeasterly blew in.  Especially downwind speeds increased.

Extreme finished off a remarkable comeback with finishes of 3rd and 1st.
Windquest posted a first race 7th.  This meant going into the 7th race,
Extreme and Windquest were level pegged at 40 points.   Hearbreaker
posted an 11th that put her 2 points back.

The 7th race fittingly saw Extreme win the race.   Windquest was 2nd and so finished a mere 1 point back.  Heartbreaker could only manage a 7th
and so took 3rd.

The 2nd annual 1D 35 Nationals were sailed in Holland MI and hometown boats took the 3 podium positions.  The top out of towner was Sled Shelhores's Avalanche.  This is the 2nd 4th place at Nationals for Avalanche.

For Torresen Sailing Site's complete 1D 35 Nationals Coverage click here.


Day 1 Weather Forecast

Currently the weather in West Michigan is foggy with little or no wind. 
Temperatures are in the 60's.

The fog should clear by mid morning.  Winds will come up likely out of
the west north west but under 10 knots.