NYYC Sailing Office team member just reported that the breeze has shifted SSW at Point Judith, one of the last points of land in Rhode Island to the south, and is blowing now at around 8 knots.
RC Chair Dr. Robin Wallace is talking about a 12:30 p.m. harbor start.
The common seabreeze direction here is SW and with the incoming, or flood tide, assumed to spur the onshore flow. The theory is that as the tide switches, a one-foot high layer of wind begins to move towards the bay helping to usher in the SW flow.
“Classic Day,” said American Sally Barkow’s coach Dave Perry about the upcoming seabreeze.
More to come as we see the dark patches of wind filter in from the south.