MASSA Fall Keelboat Championship 2021


Saturday, November 20:

2021 Fall MASSA Keelboat Championship hosted by ANNAPOLIS YACHT CLUB:

The MASSA District held a one day Keelboat Qualifier for Nationals on Saturday, November 20th, 2021. Key School and St. Mary's High School (MD) co-hosted the Championship with the Annapolis Yacht Club in their Fleet of J22s. Eight teams from MASSA District competed for the top 2 qualifying spots. Team weigh in, rigging of the boats, and dock call was approximately around 8:00 AM and Harbor Start was around 8:45 AM. Racing was postponed at 9:00 AM for 4 hours while we dealt with the windy practice day break downs and waited for the Southerly to fill in. The first race commenced around 12:12 PM. The Race Committee completed 8 races before 4:00 PM cut off. Winds ranged from 6-9 knots throughout the Championship with temperatures in the lower 40s. Signal Boat Docking Time was 4:40 PM. There was one protest filed in regards to weight limit at 4:51 PM and one redress request in regards to weight limit filed at 5:03 PM with a filing deadline of 5:10 PM. A redress hearing was held via ZOOM at 3:05 PM on Sunday, November 21st and the Protest Committee comprised of three US Sailing National Judges denied redress request for Hampton Roads Academy. The protest filed by Broadneck High School was withdrawn.

Congratulations to the top two schools for qualifying for the 2021 Fall ISSA Keelboat National Championship hosted by St. Petersburg Yacht Club on December 10-12th, 2021. Scores were very tight and the top three teams were only separated by 9 points! A big congratulations goes out Christchurch School's "Fighting Seahorses" for winning the 2021 MASSA Keelboat Qualifier Championship title!

Key School and St. Mary's School would like to thank the Annapolis Yacht Club's Waterfront Staff (Dockmasters, Race Management Team, US SAILING National Judges, and Jr. Fleet Staff) for hosting the event in their club's Fleet of J22s and allowing coaches to use AYC's coach boat resources. A special thanks to our Race Committee Volunteer (Opti RWB Sailor - Alex Baker (Severn School Class of 2026) and our Junior Fleet Committee member James Baker for helping be our grill master. He grilled and served over 140 cheeseburgers and hot dogs for sailors to enjoy after racing. We would also like to thank the US Sailing National Judges for being available at the last minute to conduct a redress hearing on Sunday via ZOOM. The Judge panel consisted of Tom Sollas (Protest Committee Chair), Harry Foote, & Pris Gettis. Thank you to all teams for traveling so far to compete this weekend!!

Good Luck to our top two MASSA Teams traveling to Florida for Keelboat Nationals!!!

MASSA District will be mailing Trophies from the event, contact Randall Nunn for more details.

Score summary

4St. Marys  (MD)Saints3636
5FairportRed Raiders3737
6Nansemond-Suffolk AcSaints3838
7Christian BrothersColts4141
8Hampton RoadsNavigators7272

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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