Racing began in a dying easterly, and after the first WL, the wind completely shut down, the race was abandoned, and boats were towed back in. After a prolonged postponement on shore, the predicted southwesterly filled in, 5-8 knots, and races 1-4 were completed, with the fleet returning to the dock just prior to sunset.
No breakdowns, no protests.
The weather, as promised, was much more favorable for the final day of racing. Race 5 was started promptly at 10am with 10-14 knots of breeze from the SW. Races 6 though 8 saw a building breeze, up to 16-20 knots out of the W as the front approached. "Frontal passage" occurred during race 9 marked by a thin band of rain which lasted about 10 minutes. After the brief rain, the winds actually lightened considerably for the final race of the series.
Two teams were awarded breakdown points, one a main halyard splice which failed, the other a forestay swage which also failed. One protest was filed and disallowed. Thank you to Barb Shaffer and Cyrill Auer for serving as protest committee.
Thank you also to all ten teams participating, including some who have competed all four years that the event has been held. Congratulations to Annapolis HS who found their fourth year to be the charm, as they won the event handily this year. The top three teams were awarded gift certificates to Coral Reef Sailing Apparel.
A final thank you to the numerous volunteers and staff of St. Petersburg Yacht Club who contributed to the success of this event, both on and off the water.
|1||Annapolis High School||Panthers||26||26|
|3||Corona del Mar High School||Sea Kings||39||39|
|4||Newport Harbor High School||Sailors||45||45|
|5||St. Petersburg High School||Green Devils||52||52|
|6||North Kingstown High School||Skippers||54||54|
|7||Clear Falls High School||Knights||63||63|
|8||Minnetonka High School||Skippers||64||64|
|9||Falmouth High School, ME||Yachtsmen||66||66|
|10||Olympia High School||Bears||81||81|
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.
The first place team as of a given race will always be at the top of the chart. The spacing from one team to the next shows relative gains/losses made from one race to the next. You may hover over the data points to display the total score as of that race.