Hooligan, Team I-Ball, Perfect and Cracker Take the Lead on Day 1 of T-10 NAC

Day 1 racing of the 2019 T-10 North American Championship is complete. Hooligan is in first place with 10 points, Team IBall in second with 12 points and Perfect and Cracker tied for 3rd with 13 points. Three different boats took bullets on the day and Chicago favorite Erica finished up with two 2nd place finishes to tie for 4th with Proper Villain.

Complete results can be found at https://www.yachtscoring.com/event_results_cumulative.cfm…

Here is the on-the-water report from James Keane on Nuts:
Race 1 saw a heavily favored pin and a long port tack to the first weather mark, with breeze in the 5-7 range out of the east. Nuts rounded mark 1 in first, with Proper Villain and Team I-Ball right behind. Hooligan and Cracker found a left shift on the second beat and made big gains.

Race 2 saw increasing wind, building to 10-15. After 1 general recall Mr. Colling showed he meant business, with the subsequent U-flag start claiming one unfortunate victim (OnePass). The wind continued to veer left, with Perfect and Diamond girl battling for the lead.

Race 3 had the velocity hold and oscillating breeze. The first 4-5 boats got around the weather mark clean, and built a big separation from the rest of the fleet. The the rest of the fleet arrived to the party all at the same time, causing a massive pileup at the top mark.