Perfect conditions greeted 26 Laser sailors in Wickford this morning, 6 Full rig and 20 Radial. A 8-10kt southerly gradient breeze was already established by the 0930 beach launch allowing racing before the sea breeze came on midday. SSW sea breeze built to a puffy and shifty 14-16kts keeping competitors and Race Committee busy.
Each fleet sailed 8 Windward/Leeward courses. The first race was a W2 and got off clean. The Radial fleet got competitive early with the Race Committee going to the I flag in race 2 after a general recall. Race 2 was interesting with the RC changing things up by going to W1 and 15 Radial competitors not realizing the change, regatta leaders among them. Racing settled down with both eventual class winners showing impressive consistency.
Congratulations to Radial fleet winner Christian Sakellaris of Milton Academy along with Caleb Jones of Falmouth High School and Jessica McJones of Portsmouth Abbey moving on to represent NESSA at the Cressy at ODU along with Richie Gordon of Ridgefield High School, John Kirkpatrick of St Georges School and Cooper Siepert of Cape Elizabeth High School in the Full Rig fleet.
|1||Ridgefield High School||Richie Gordon '16 *||12||12|
|2||St. George's School||John Kirkpatrick '18||19||19|
|3||Cape Elizabeth High School||Cooper Siepert '16||26||26|
|4||Brookline High||Benjamin Rizika '17||31||31|
|5||Brunswick School||Henry Harris '16||36||36|
|6||Cape Cod Academy||Christos Karplus '17||44||44|
The following chart shows the relative rank of the teams as of the race indicated. Note that the races are ordered by number, then division, which may not represent the order in which the races were actually sailed.
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