Seattle Team Race


Saturday, October 12:

Seven high school teams from 6 Seattle schools competed at this fall’s Seattle Team Race. Sailors were greeted by a dying northerly and glass conditions by the 1000 competitors meeting. After some morning yoga and group warm ups, a 3-5 mph easterly touched down and boats headed onto the water. Unfortunately, by the time the course was set the breeze had evaporated. With variable winds, competitors were sent ashore and coaches commenced a team race clinic.

At 1130 another easterly rolled in and sailors once again went on the water, but once again the wind did not stick around. Remaining on the water, RC reset for the new westerly direction and race 1 commenced, only to be abandoned due to lack of wind and a big right shift that was bringing along more NW direction. Once again, the course was reset and race 1 was attempted for the second time, but the promise of a northerly proved false as the sun came out and the lake became glass.

After a lunch break onshore, the northerly finally marched down the lake, providing 4-6 mph breeze. Race 1 was finally sailed to completion after starting at 1415. For the next two and half hours sailor were treated to 8 to 10 minute races in variable conditions ranging from 0-5 mph but then building to 12 mph gusting 15 mph by the final flight of races. The round robin was completed at 1645.

Thanks to the 45 Seattle high school sailors who spent their Saturday being patient onshore and on the water, and to the RC team of Bob and Jim. After many close races, Roosevelt ‘Green’ came away with the undefeated victory.

Final Results

1RooseveltRoosevelt High SchoolGreen6/0Danny Juan '23Abbie Chipps '21
Olivia Kuhtz '23Emma Fearn '23
Lucien Freemesser '23 *Matthew Lindburg '21
Everett Rendon '21 *
2IngrahamIngraham High SchoolRams5/1Aragorn Crozier '20Alice Curtis '22
Maks Groom '20Duncan Weiner '20
Kira Blumhagen '21Maya Outhred '20
3RooseveltRoosevelt High SchoolGold4/2Miles Williams '20Nati Garcia-Bompadre '23
David Lu '20Max Pleskoff '20
Oliver Nairn '23Kirin Dhaka '23
Kaia Armas '21
*4GarfieldGarfield High SchoolBulldogs2/4Colin Olson '22Ben Bryant '22
Soren Althoff '22Evan Piccola '22
Ellie Blakemore '23 *Maia Dock '24 *
**5BallardBallard High SchoolBeavers2/4Erik Anderson '21Meimei Peterson '22
Caroline Lochner '22Johnny Vaughey '22
Felix Cain '24Nikolai Wagner '23
*6Nathan Hale HSNathan Hale High SchoolRaiders1/5Zoe Plattner '20Elias Troxell '23 *
Sam Whitener '22Ray McDavid '22
Ella Barnard '20 *Will Seegert '23
Will Seegert '23Ella Barnard '20 *
Ray McDavid '22Sam Whitener '22
**7SAASSeattle Academy of Arts & SciencesCardinals1/5Alden McGonagle '21Kit Zivin '21
Willem Patrick '21Zephyr Gilmore '21
Advik Eswaran '23 *Jaxon Gordon '21
*Number of races won when tied teams met (1)
**Number of races won when tied teams met (0)