Summer is over, but not the sailing. Today was the first day of the 12 meter north american championship. An overcast day turned to sunshine and the wind out of the north a 10-15 knots held all day. Three races were held. Twelve meters only go 8 knots; nothing like the AC 45 catamarans which can sail over 40 knots, but they are so elegant and graceful.
Victory 83 has 3 firsts in class 2. Ted Turner was over the line in two of three starts for a second place in the classic division which comprises 2 boats. Dennis connor is sailing in the grand prix division with Tom Whidden as his tactician.