However, the total of six races for most fleets still allowed competitors to drop their lowest score.“That’s the whole reasoning behind a two-day event, so that if someone has one bad race but five pretty good ones they can drop that bad one,” he said.
BCSC Executive Director Rob Dean told participants in his opening remarks that coming to the Junior Olympics is a big deal.“We hope to see fierce competition on the water.
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“That’s just kind of how this sport is and it’s really cool.”The US Sailing representative described her role during the races as a combination of fixing problems, helping with issues sailors have and sometimes just talking to them to make them feel comfortable.“I find anybody who just needs help getting back with the group,” she said.And while the more competitive sailors were in the Red, White and Blue Opti fleet, there was also a less competitive group sailing Optis for beginners, known as the Green Fleet.Event coach and US Sailing representative Jenn Chamberlin helped to oversee the Green Fleet during the regatta.Around 160 competitors aged 8 - 18 competed across three fleets during the event, according to BCSC Event Chair George Good, and participants traveled from all over the eastern seaboard to take part in the event.Good said there were more than 25 different yacht clubs represented in the regatta and one participant traveled from as far away as Tanzania to sail for the Annapolis Yacht Club.Every day Christians meet on the boards and discuss topics from Christian dating experiences, church life, to current events.Jenn Chamberlin, a US Sailing representative and coach for the regatta, towed a Green Fleet straggler back to the start line following a race.Bar Louie decided to open at The Avenue when a space became available because it is an outdoor “lifestyle center” like Foundry Row where Bar Louie has done very well, and because data about the local market indicates the potential for revenue and customers, he said.Also planned nearby is the Avenue Grande project of 324 apartments off Honeygo Boulevard near the White Marsh library.BCSC started with the intention of running at least four races Thursday and three Friday for a total of seven during the event.Good said favorable wind conditions allowed them to get in five races Thursday, but only one Friday since the wind died down shortly after the day started.