MASSA 2017 Cressy Qualifier Full


Saturday, September 16:

Sailors arrived at Lavallette Yacht Club to a becalmed view of the Barnegat Bay. After a one hour postponement on shore, sailors headed out and the race committee was able to get a course set up in the light 4-6mph Easterly breeze. Temperatures were seasonably warm with mostly sunny skies, although an occasional fog bank came onshore from the ocean in the late morning/early afternoon. The mostly sunny day eventually gave way to clouds coming in from the west during the last races. Both Radial and Full-rig Laser fleets sailed a W5 course. The wind oscillated back and forth from light ESE to NE and then back to a nice 10 mph SE breeze which all required course adjustments, but a total of seven races in each fleet were still completed. The Radial fleet pushed the start line which resulted in several general recalls during the day. There were no protest filed. Thank you to all of the Lavallette Yacht Club volunteers and US Sailing Judges for their time on and off the water today. Racing resumes tomorrow morning with an ambitious goal of getting another five races completed in each fleet.

Sunday, September 17:

Sailors arrived Sunday morning to cloudy skies and a light Northeastly breeze. The harbor start was at 0900 hrs and the RC was able to get a course set up in the oscillating light breeze to get racing started shortly after 1000 hrs. Both fleets sailed W5 courses and in spite of significant wind shifts, course adjustments and periods of wind velocity as low as 4 mph, four more races were completed in each fleet.

There was a first place point tie in the Radial fleet going into the last race with the top four places subject to change. In the end, it was the Christchurch School’s Benton Amthor coming out on top with a total of 39 points, followed close behind by The Ranney School’s Luke Arnone in second with 41 points and fellow Ranney School sailor Cameron Giblin in third just behind him with 43 points; two points separating each of the top three places.

The Full-rig fleet was won by South River School’s Leo Boucher, who with seven bullets ended the regatta with a total of 17 points. Archbishop Spalding’s Jake Vickers was only 5 points behind in second with a total of 23 points while the Christian Bother’s Academy’s Michael Ehnot rounded out the top three with 30 points.

Best of luck to these six sailors who will advance to the Cressy Singlehanded Championship in Saint Petersburg Florida at the end of October to represent their schools and the MASSA District.

Thank you to US Sailing Judges Jim Walsh, Pris Gettis and John King for patrolling the race course and serving as the protest committee. Thank you to PRO Dave Magno and special thanks to ALL the volunteers including Ruth Oliver, Betsy Davis, Laura Batyr, Bob Fierro, Stepahnie Hoffman, Clem Boyers, Dave Thompson, Tim Newman, George Anderson, Dean Horrocks, Ken Dolan, John Applegate, John & Helga Paggi and host Lavallette Yacht Club for the use of the club facilities and regatta resources.

Score summary

1South RiverLeo Boucher '181717
2Archbishop SpaldingJake Vickers '182323
3Christian BrothersMichael Ehnot '183030
4Red Bank CatholicBrendan Gilman '184747
5ChristchurchDuke Cowart '195151
6MamaroneckCarter Boykin-Holland '207070
7HarborfieldsMax Hafen '187878
8Charles Goell '198080

Score history

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.

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