Chapman University logged a steady string of 3-1-2-4 finishes, in light and shifty winds at the Port of Los Angeles Harbor Cup second annual intercollegiate big boat regatta, to head the Saturday rankings, with defending champions, Maine, in second place. Chapman skipper Max Moosman, after helping his crew roll up the main sail, reveled in winning the second race. "That was a lot of fun," he said. "We saw USC and Cal Maritime go right, after the start. That didn’t seem the way to go, and we picked up great wind shifts on the left side."
Four different boats won Sunday’s races and Chapman University led by three points going into the second half, but immediately finished eighth and seventh. A last race win was welcome, but couldn’t make up the lost points and Maine took the trophy for a second time. No one was immune to the unpredictable conditions, as Maine skipper Matthew Bourque said, before his crew dunked him at the dock, "The current, the waves, the lack of breeze, you get shaken by it all and have to take a deep breath and regroup." Pic of a bow chick on it from Rich Roberts & more here.