The 2018 NJISA Fall Fleet Championship saw 16 schools compete for the right to advance to the MASSA District Championships. The day began with northwest breeze at six to 10 knots, but after five races that breeze completely disappeared. After an hour and a half on-land postponement, the RC was greeted with a surprising southeasterly seabreeze around 2:00 p.m., which allowed for nine additional races.
The Ranney Panthers won the first three races after the postponement to separate themselves from the pack, ultimately winning the fall championship by 23 points. Southern Regional was the runner-up, while Toms River North, Rumson-Fair Haven and Trinity Hall rounded out the top five.
Ranney's Luke Arnone and Blake Epstein won the tiebreaker over Southern Regional in the A Division, while Ranney's Cameron Giblin and Will Beyer dominated the B Division. Two protests were filed, but all three were dismissed.
Those five schools, along with Conestoga (PA), Toms River South and Christian Brothers Academy, have qualified for the MASSA District Championships. The gold championship for the top four or five teams will be held in Hampton, VA, while the next four teams will sail in the silver championship at TRYC.
Thanks to our RC team of John Barbano and Cindy Botwinick for running the races and to Dr. Randy Nunn for serving as the mark and patrol boat. Harry Foote, on the water with his wife Nancy, was our US Sailing judge. Of course, our gratitude to TRYC and OCC for providing the facility and fleet.
|2||Southern Regional High School||Rams||25||33||58|
|3||Toms River North||Mariners||29||38||67|
|6||Conestoga High School||Pioneers||72||31||103|
|7||Toms River South||Indians||58||54||112|
|8||Christian Brothers Academy||Colts||77||42||119|
|9||Summit High School||Hilltoppers||65||58||123|
|10||Marine Academy of Science and Technology||Varsity||52||78||130|
|11||St. Augustine Prep School||Hermits||74||74||148|
|12||Chatham High School||Cougars||96||60||156|
|13||Donovan Catholic High School||Griffins||69||98||167|
|14||Central Regional High School||Eagles||82||86||168|
|15||Henry Hudson Regional School||Admirals||70||106||176|
|16||Red Bank Catholic High School||Caseys||87||100||187|
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.