Saturday, April 16, 2011

Sailing Suspended - Day Two at 2011 CRW / Gill video

With a forecast of severe weather that could possibly include tornados or hail, the 2011 CRW Race Committee elected to suspend all racing for Saturday. The inshore and nearshore waters will be filled with the sailing fleet again on Sunday morning with near-perfect racing conditions on tap before Sunday afternoon's 4 p.m. awards ceremony. Sailor John Cook of Atlanta took the day off in stride and told me that he would visit family that lives in Charleston, while another sailor from Atlanta told me he was heading to the beach for a while. The Charleston area will welcome all of the CRW participants while the races are temporarily on hold due to rough weather in our Lowcountry outdoors.

PhotoByJeffDennis: Weather conditions that caused the A-Dock at Charleston Harbor Marina to be awash in waves and sea spray are what led to Saturday's racing cancellation

To view past Charleston Race Week blog entries click here.

VideoByJeffDennis: David Prichard of Gill North America was in the racing village on Saturday and affirmed his reasons for being a major sponsor of Charleston Race Week to Harbormaster Stan Jones

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