Moth US Nationals led by Patrick Wilson

Today, the racing started at the Moth US Nationals, along with Patrick Wilson proving to be the most coherent to take the top spot. Racing ends tomorrow. French sailor termed the day as La belle vie. Seven races were finished in 8-18 knots of wind moving down flat clear water. Sailing with plain technique, leading the meet is Patrick Wilson, the 3 days he spent fastening his bow and not rehearsing did not hinder his performance.

Following behind in a 3-way tie for the 2nd spot are Brad Funk, Matt Knowles and Jonny Goldsberry. Knowles is a lawyer from Boston who came at 2 am last evening, jumped in his yacht and had a magnificent day. The fleet, today, naturally formed groups assembled by progression; any time the breeze hits around fourteen knots gaps occur – a observation of the sailors time in the yacht. (more…)