Day two was sailed out of Lee's Marina on Lake Hopatcong. The weather was outstanding, warm with a strong west breeze. Thank you to Woody and the boys from the Jefferson Sailing Club who did an outstanding job hosting the event.
The racing itself was challenging. Sailors had to make difficult decisions on the long windward legs...go left in more breeze, or go right to catch an inside shift and maybe sail a shorter course. Generally those who opted for the right side did better...but not always. The motor boats on the lake provided quite a bit of chop for the racers to contend with. There was no substitute for experience when it came to picking your way through the lumpy water and keeping your Sunfish moving. The fast boats were powered up and did a lot of footing through the small waves.
Steve Manson won the event followed closely by intercollegiate sailor Bill Betts III with Derek Jackson in third. In the Challenger division, Megan Keating, last year's division winner finished first. Ray Buchanan edged out Byron Hicks for second despite Byron's strong 3rd place finish in the second race.
Check-Out the Complete Standings.