MISSA Cressy Trophy QualifierRadial


Saturday, September 20:

26 Laser Radial sailors and 13 Full Rig Laser sailors travelled from across the Midwest to compete for only four spots available to MISSA at the coveted Cressy championships to be held on October 31st and November 1st in Bellingham, WA later this year. 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 August Hernandez and the race committee for a perfectly executed regatta. Day one of the event greeted competitors with big breeze from the west with puffs into the mid-20s. All sailors exhibited tremendous skill and perseverance in trying conditions, but both divisions saw three boats excelling ahead of the pack. In the Radial division Belle Loosbrock ’15 and Jack Bitney ‘15 of Minnetonka battled for the top spot followed close behind by Carly Broussard ’17 of Kentucky Country Day. In the Full Rig division Wade Wagner ’15 of Walter Payton established a strong lead early on but Dirk Phelps ’15 of Travers City Central and RJ Porter ’15 of Loyola Academy remained in the hunt to qualify. Five full rig races were completed and six radial races were completed throughout the day along with dozens and dozens of capsizes.

Sunday, September 21:

Sunday brought similarly breezy conditions for the sailors. The top three boats in both divisions were all contention to qualify, but in these conditions a few bad capsizes could shake the results up significantly. Unfazed by this weather, Wagner opened up the day with a string of bullets and locked up his first place spot in the Full Rig fleet. Porter and Phelps battled it out for five races on Sunday with the qualifying spot coming down to the final race. In the Radial fleet, Loosbrock and Bitney extended their lead on Broussard throughout the day. Broussard all the while extended her own lead over the fourth place boat with a comfortable 21 points margin. The day concluded with Loosbrock and Bitney taking the qualifying spots in the Radial Fleet with 17 and 18 points, respectively. Wagner proved victorious in the full rig division with a commanding 11 point lead over second place boat Porter. Congratulations to Belle Loosbrock, Jack Bitney, Wade Wagner and RJ Porter for qualifying to represent the district at the 2014 National Championship Cressy Trophy regatta. Good luck to all of you and go make MISSA proud!

Score summary

1MinnetonkaBelle Loosbrock '151717
2MinnetonkaJack Bitney '151818
3Kentucky Country DayCarly Broussard '173131
4ArrowheadJack Schweda '205252
5MinnetonkaConrad (Cort) Vandlik '175757
6Lake Forest AcademyDarius Mienville '175858
7Latin  of ChicagoMark Davies '166363
8Loyola AcademyGriffin Elliott '156464
9University LakeCarter Cooper '168686
10ArrowheadJP Friend '189696
11ChanhassenDane Pedersen '159898
12New Trier HSChristian Koules '15112112
13Detroit Country DayThomas Frikker '15120120
14White Bear LakeKate Cox '16125125
15Detroit Country DayGrant Gustafson '15139139
16Walter Payton CollegGloria Kevliciute '17152152
17North Branch SeniorConner Lee '17158158
18WayzataAlex Honke '16164164
19New Trier HSAlex Fowkes '16174174
20OronoSamuel Bartel '18176176
21ChanhassenKatie Krauska '17187187
22Walter Payton CollegJames Wagner '17192192
23St. Ignatius (IL)Gordon Scully '17205205
24BlakeAnnika Ekholm '16221221
25WayzataJackson Connell '17227227
26MinnetonkaElizabeth Holiman '16243243

Score history

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