It was a beautiful fall day as 14 NJISA high school sailing teams arrived at TRYC for the NJISA Fall Fleet Championship. Both the new BBYRA FJ fleet and OCC 420 fleet were used, so A and B Divisions from each team were on the water at the same time. The conditions were challenging, not only for the sailors, but also the Race Committee as well, as the breeze oscillated back and forth of both sides of a south wind that never really settled in and required multiple course adjustments throughout the day.
Fourteen races were completed in each division for a total 28 races for the day. The breeze ranged from 5-12 knots with 10° to 20° oscillations, so the sailors had to deal with headers, lifts and pressure changes all day. The unseasonably warm temperatures and partly sunny skies all brought out several recreational powerboats, so boat wakes became another variable in the sailing conditions.
The Rumson-Fair Haven Bulldogs continued their season winning streak with another strong performance, winning A Division, B Division and 1st place overall standings with their 78 total points. Twelve points behind in second overall, the Southern Regional Rams secured their place on the podium with second place finishes in both A & B Division as well. Rounding out the top three finishers, the Christian Brothers Academy Colts had a good day on the water with their 114 points, giving them a solid third place finish for the day. The Ranney School Panthers placed third in A Division and the CBA Colts ended the day with a third place B Division.
There was one filing for breakdown points, which was granted by the judges.
Thank you to Dave Magno for serving as PRO and keeping the pace of racing flowing well all day, completing the full rotation of races in challenging conditions. Cindy Botwinick helped on the RC boat, and after a 30-second TechScore and some inconvenient iPad security issues, served as the official scorer for the day. Mitchell Nunn ran the OCC RC boat SCOWDRELL and helped get racing under way. US Sailing Judges Harry Foote and Pris Gettis served as on-the-water judges and protest committee.
As always, many thanks to TRYC and OCC for the use of their facilities and boats, and our new partners in high school sailing, BBYRA and the use of the new fleet of FJs.
|2||Southern Regional High School||Rams||53||37||90|
|3||Christian Brothers Academy||Colts||68||46||114|
|4||Toms River North||Mariners||90||53||143|
|6||Summit High School||Hilltoppers||85||131||216|
|7||Donovan Catholic High School||Griffins||98||145||243|
|8||Chatham High School||Cougars||152||92||244|
|9||St. Augustine Prep School||Hermits||128||129||257|
|11||Oak Knoll School||Royals||129||145||274|
|*||12||St. Rose High School||Purple Roses||138||138||276|
|*||13||Marine Academy of Science and Technology||Rangers||185||91||276|
|14||Central Regional High School||Eagles||142||139||281|
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.