Sailors from all around the MASSA District arrived at Shore Acres Yacht Club for day-1 of the MASSA Cressy Qualifier. Eight W5 races were sailed in the upper Bargenat Bay. There was a nice southerly breeze that gradually built to 15 mph before subsiding to 10-12mph with a slight shift to the west.
The sailors reported back to SAYC Sunday morning only to look out at the large, flat clam expanse of the Bay with no sign of wind in sight. After a postponement of approximately 2 hours due to the lack of wind, the sailors proceeded back out to the racing area in a light NNE breeze.
By the time the fleet arrived to the course, the wind clocked another 20° to the right, but then settled in at a nice 8-10 breeze with very little oscillations.
The Race Committee was able to have both the Radial and Laser full-rig fleets complete three more W5 races for a total of eleven races over the two-day event.
The Laser full-rig fleet was won by St Mary's High School senior James Golden who finished with 17 points, consisting of seven 1st place finishes for the weekend. The Key School's Charles Anderson finishes were all in the top three each race, with left him in a sold 2n place for the regatta. Friso Grolleman put Bathesda-Chevy Chase High School on the winners' podium with his 35 points total and 3rd place finish.
Two protests were filed; one protest was withdrawn and the other was disallowed based upon procedural rules.
Special thanks to Shore Acres Yacht Club and their kind hospitality and access to their new club building. Also, thanks to the following area volunteers who help out over the weekend.
PRO - Brendan Hogan RC - Autum Hoover Finish Boat (Saturday) John and Helga Paggi Scorer (Saturday) Helga Paggi Finish Boat (Sunday) - Jason Lutz & Dave Magno Scorer (Sunday) - Jason Lutz On the water Judging - Pris Gettis Protest Committee - Pris Gettis & Jan O'Malley Patrol Boat - Brian Harris and Eric Caccopardo
|1||St. Mary's High School (MD)||James Golden '20||17||17|
|2||Key School||Charles Anderson '21||21||21|
|3||Bethesda - Chevy Chase HS||Friso Grolleman '20||35||35|
|4||Bishop O'Connell High School||Peter Lobaugh '20||43||43|
|5||Brooklyn Tech||Ben Cripton '20||55||55|
|6||Pittsford High School||Pierson DeLoe '20||67||67|
|7||St. Augustine Prep School||Chris Medolla '20||80||80|
|8||Brighton High School||Joe Seiffert '21||81||81|
|9||St. Augustine Prep School||Mason Medolla '22||101||101|
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.