Kick Off Classic 2014

Summary

Saturday, September 6:

The Kickoff Classic, hosted by Sheridan Shore Sailing School, was bound to be one of the largest high school sailing regattas of the fall. I would like to thank Sheridan Shore Yacht Club for allowing us to use the facilities as our base of operations and the Wilmette Harbor Association for allowing us to take over the parking lot and the harbor for the weekend. I would also like to thank Cameron Bielat for allowing us to use his boat as our race committee boat, and volunteer PRO Tom Elliot and the race committee for a perfectly executed regatta. The regatta wouldn't have been possible without 420s, boats, and sails from Lake Forest Park District, Chicago Yacht Club, Culver Academy, MYST and Lake Minnetonka Sailing School. Over 150 competitors made up the twenty-two 420 teams, sixteen Laser Radials, and six Laser Full Rigs. We had teams from all over the Midwest, representing schools from Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin and Minnesota. The Kickoff Classic used the revolutionary two-fleet course; the Z-Trophy. On Saturday we were met with 10-15 knot winds from the North with 3 foot waves, dropping to 1-3 by Sunday. Despite lumpy conditions on Saturday we were able to get off six races in both 420 and both Laser fleets.

Sunday, September 7:

The Kickoff Classic, hosted by Sheridan Shore Sailing School, was bound to be one of the largest high school sailing regattas of the fall. I would like to thank Sheridan Shore Yacht Club for allowing us to use the facilities as our base of operations and the Wilmette Harbor Association for allowing us to take over the parking lot and the harbor for the weekend. I would also like to thank Cameron Bielat for allowing us to use his boat as our race committee boat, and volunteer PRO Tom Elliot and the race committee for a perfectly executed regatta. The regatta wouldn't have been possible without 420s, boats, and sails from Lake Forest Park District, Chicago Yacht Club, Culver Academy, MYST and Lake Minnetonka Sailing School. Over 150 competitors made up the twenty-two 420 teams, sixteen Laser Radials, and six Laser Full Rigs. We had teams from all over the Midwest, representing schools from Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin and Minnesota. The Kickoff Classic used the revolutionary two-fleet course; the Z-Trophy. On Saturday we were met with 10-15 knot winds from the North with 3 foot waves, dropping to 1-3 by Sunday. Despite lumpy conditions on Saturday we were able to get off six races in both 420 and both Laser fleets. Sunday was light wind all day, and racing was eventually cancelled for the day. Walter Payton won the overall 420 class of a wild three-way tie with B-sailors Hanna Mularczy and Becca Rose, and A-sailors Sabina Van Mell and James Wagner with 81 points. Kettle Moraine came in second with 81 points and Oconomowoc was third also with 81 points.

Score summary

SchoolTeamABTOT
*1Walter Payton CollegVarsity285381
*2Varsity 1453681
*3OconomowocRaccoons 2275481
4Detroit Country DayVarsity485098
5New Trier HSVarsity8120101
6U Chicago LaboratoryVarsity4958107
*7ArrowheadWarhawks 18425109
*8MinnetonkaSkippers 14564109
9Lake ForestScouts5070120
10Culver AcademiesMaroon5869127
**11St. Ignatius CollegeVarsity7553128
**12OconomowocRaccoons 15573128
13ArrowheadWarhawks 25283135
14MinnetonkaSkippers 28272154
15Latin  of ChicagoVarsity9265157
16Loyola AcademyRamblers 148110158
17Loyola AcademyRamblers 29969168
18Varsity 28985174
19Culver AcademiesWhite10290192
20Southwest SeniorVarsity10391194
21Hinsdale CentralVarsity104110214
22Evanston Township HSVarsity99119218
Sym.Explanation
*Head-to-head tiebreaker
**Number of high-place (2) finishes

Score history

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