New England does awesome at Centrals!

Racing today was in winds averaging 5-8 mph. First off, a huge shout out to new racers Jeff Roseberry finishing second in the silver fleet and Paul finishing fifth. For their very first regatta they really performed incredibly well. Jeff actually won the first race of the day and his first official race! His beard and long locks popping out from his helmet in all directions was delightful to watch going wild in the breeze as he zoomed around the course.

The snow was a tad stickier than yesterday so most sailors who had them used their full F0 sails. Given the winds were lightish the best racers of the day were using 100 degree runners.

I used my 100 Minimum T insert runners all day and was able to sail fast and in control at all mark roundings. I was fast off the line and mostly played the middle of the course both upwind and downwind. I consciously avoided just banging the corners which could either pay off or result in disaster if a big shift came down the course. My strategy worked except in the last race, but having consistent finishes at a regatta is often more important than winning every single race and taking huge risks. I ended up winning the silver fleet with scores of 2-1-2. Felt great!

Tomorrow is another practice day with several racers hanging out for another day. More breeze predicted.

Go Team New England!

Karen Binder DN 5630

3 responses

  1. Steve Madden

    Nice work Karen. Congrat’s to Jeff and Paul too. “T” did well too except for one race. Good warmup for upcoming worlds.

    01/09/2023 at 1:54 pm

  2. Jim Nordhaus

    Way to go Karen!

    Sent from my iPhone


    div dir=”ltr”>


    blockquote type=”cite”>

    01/08/2023 at 10:25 pm

  3. Rick Bishop

    Thanks KB and Congratulations! 2-0 at national events in the last year! Very impressive. Rick B

    Sent from my iPhone


    01/08/2023 at 8:07 pm