MASSA Fall Fleet Race Championship


Saturday, October 20:

Eighteen teams from the 4 Mid-Atlantic states representing all 5 MASSA leagues converged on the Youth Sailing Virginia facility and new pier Mill Creek to find deceptively mild temperatures in the mid sixties that were masked by the chill of waxing and waning light drizzle combined with 10-12mph winds carrying gusts throughout the day reaching just under 20mph. The SW winds clocked right to not quite West, over the course of the day. Seas offered minimal waves. The rain let up shortly before the day's racing concluded at about 5:10 PM and the sun even peeked through with a momentary tease.

The first day of the regatta accomplished 9 solid races in each division. Most of races were 17-18 minutes for first finishers. The fleet finished within a tight 2 minutes of each other during most races.

At the conclusion of today's racing, Ranney held first place with 41 points, followed by Christchurch School in second with 57 points, and Severn School in third place with 59 points.

A tiller broke before the start of the first race resulting in redress. Two protests were heard by Morgan Collins from ODU and Charlie Brewer. Both resulted in disqualifications.

Report time tomorrow is 8:30AM.

Sunday, October 21:

With clear skies and a very stiff breeze, teams arrived at the YSV Sailing Center. Racing was abandoned due to the NWS Gale warning for Mill Creek that extended until 1:00. Trophies were awarded to Ranney School for their first place win with 41 points, Christchurch School for capturing second with 57 points, and to Severn with a close third at 59 points. Congratulations to Ranney, Christchurch, Severn, St. Marys, Southern Regional, and Norfolk Collegiate for earning a berth at the Atlantic Coast Championship at the Naval Academy on Annapolis on Nov. 10-11, 2018.

Our greatest thanks to Youth Sailing Virginia for hosting the event at their new pier. Thanks once again to Gary Bodie for serving as PRO, and to the many volunteers who made this event possible.

Score summary

4St. Marys  (MD)Saints6142103
5Southern RegionalRams4676122
6Norfolk CollegiateOaks5474128
8Toms River  NorthMariners9476170
9Rumson-Fair HavenBulldogs10982191
10Southwestern CentralTrojans11089199
11Leonardtown HighRaiders101103204
*12Great MillsHornets103110213
14Bishop O'Connell H.SKnights11599214
15Trinity HallMonarchs112123235
16Norfolk AcademyBulldogs14597242
18Buffalo SeminaryRed-Tailed Hawks128157285
*Head-to-head tiebreaker

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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