MDISA Regatta Report:
Light and Lumpy Conditions (1-5 Knots) in the busy Annapolis Harbor led to slow and painful racing in the mid-morning. Race Committee was only able to get half a set in before breaking for a Wind Delay/Lunch/Coaching Break. The Breeze was extremely shifty all day and posed a challenge for the Race Committee as they had to adjust the course multiple times throughout the day. Later in the afternoon the breeze had filled in to 8-9 knots and the sailors finally got to stretch their legs with a bit of hiking at times. 4 Protests were filed and two were heard. One resulted in a DSQ for Rule 18.3 and the other is still pending...
A big shoutout and thank you to our SSA & AYC Race Committee Volunteers for completing 6 races in both A & B Divisions in some very tough and challenging conditions. Without Volunteers our High School Racing would not be possible nor would be as fun! Thank you to all!
MDISA KEELBOAT Regatta @ Annapolis Yacht Club:
Monday = Practice Day starting around 1600 hours
Tuesday & Wednesday = Race Days
Sunday's Report Time was around 9:00 AM at the respective venues for rigging and launching of the two fleets. First warning started approximately around 10:15 AM. Both A & B Division sailed two races on Sunday before having to swap fleets. A-Division switched into SSA's CFJs while B-Division switched into AYC's C420s for the rest of the event. Sunday morning started out with light and variable winds and sunny skies with the occasional passing clouds. Winds improved throughout the day ranging from 4-6 knots then building to 10-12 by the end of the day.
Since the District Championship was a Qualifier the fleets were being raced extremely hard and the equipment was being put to the test! Lots of breakdowns happened and repairs were being made over the course of the weekend. Five Breakdowns were reported and then repaired. Three Breakdowns were granted redress. Four Protests were filed by the filing deadline and three protests resulted in DSQs and one was withdrawn. Two requests for redress were also filed and both were denied redress. Overall it was a wonderful weekend in the Sailing Capital of Maryland! It was extremely fun to see all of our district teams competing for the top spots early on in the season! Every team probably learned something over the course of the weekend and it will be exciting to see the district improve over the course of the season as teams continue to train in the weeks ahead!
Annapolis Yacht Club and Severn Sailing Association truly enjoyed co-hosting everyone this weekend for the MDISA Fleet Race District Champ Qualifier (September 24-25th, 2022)! Congratulations goes out to our top district teams for qualifying to represent their schools and the MDISA league at the MASSA Fleet Race Championship later this Fall!!!
A big thank you goes out to SSA's PRO Keith Carew and his team of signal boat volunteers!! We would also like to thank AYC's mark boat/safety volunteers for snapping into action and working extremely hard to move marks in very challenging and shifty conditions. Over the course of the day there were 7+ course axis changes!
Once again thank you to all of our Volunteers, without you, High School Regattas would not be possible!
Congratulations to the Severn School (Admirals) for clenching the title!
|4||Leonardtown High School||Raiders||107||51||158|
|5||Broadneck High School||Bruins||64||104||168|
|6||Great Mills High School||Hornets||93||84||177|
|7||St. Mary's High School (MD)||Saints||98||82||180|
|8||Sts. Peter & Paul||Sabres||74||109||183|
|10||Bethesda - Chevy Chase HS||Battlin' Baron||87||126||213|
|13||Towson High School||Generals||145||127||272|
|14||Indian Creek School||Eagles||171||154||325|
|15||Walt Whitman High School||Varsity||174||164||338|
|16||Annapolis High School||Panthers||170||174||344|
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.