Day 0 – Practice Day Report
2023 E Scow National Championship
Hosted by the Mendota Yacht Club
Lake Mendota, Madison, Wisconsin
Today was anticipated as a practice racing day, a chance for sailors to fine-tune their skills and get a feel for the competition ahead. However, nature had other plans, as rain squalls moved through and the winds exceeded the racing limit (there was a 28 mph gust recorded), leading the race committee to cancel the race. Please check out the photo gallery page to see Anna Suslova’s photos from today.
Behind the scenes, a dedicated team of volunteers worked tirelessly to ensure smooth traffic flow, efficient boat launching, table set-up, registration, and so much more. Late afternoon, competitors gathered for happy hour at Marshall Park to rekindle friendships and share stories while enjoying locally brewed beer and hard seltzers from Octopi and Untitled Art.
We are expecting great racing conditions tomorrow, Thursday, September 7. First race initial warning signal is at 12:30 PM.