NJISA 2023 BBYRA Fall Invitational


Saturday, September 30:

Thirteen NJ high schools making up seventeen sailing teams on the water, competed in the NJISA Fall Barnegat Bay Yacht Racing Invitational for a coveted blue BBYRA Rooster Flag.

The unpleasant weather that has persisted in the region for more than a week carried on into today with periods of rain and drizzle for most of the day. Episodes of light-to-moderate wind oscillating from NNW to NNE only allowed for six races in each division with sets of LA2 and WA2 races. As the last B Division races were under way, the rain stopped, the wind got lighter and there was an occasional glimpse of sunshine through the clouds.

At the end of racing, the Christian Brothers Colts ended up on top with with a total of 34 points. The Seton Hall Prep Pirates made their debut into the top finishers in 2nd place with 41 points. The Donovan Catholic Griffins rounded out the top three with their 3rd place finish score of 52 points.

The top three A Division scores were each separated by one point: The CBA Colts' skipper Chris Small and his crews Luke Pennisi and Matthew Dupree finished 1st with 14 points; Donovan Catholic Griffins' skipper James "Scooter" Kopeck and crew Caroline Felser ended the day in 2nd with 15 point and the SHP Pirates' Drew D'Orsi and his crew Colby Christian finished in 3rd with 16 points.

Winning B Division with 20 points in a tie-breaker, was the CBA Colts with skipper Cole Buczkowski and crews Kyle Lombardino and Luke Pennisi. In 2nd place, also with a 20 point score, were the Pingry Big Blue sailors, skipper Megan Soos and crew Avery Hoffman. Finishing 3rd in B Division were Seton Hall Prep Pirates' sailors Ryan D'Orsi and his crew Arthur Fok.

Thank you to Mr. Jody Lutz on the mark and patrol boat who was kept busy adjusting the course with the many wind shifts and Dr. Nunn for serving as PRO for the day. As always, thank you to TRYC and BBYRA for their ongoing support of high school sailing in NJ

Score summary

1Christian BrothersColts 1142034
2Seton Hall PrepPirates162541
3Donovan CatholicGriffins 1153752
4Southern RegionalRams293362
5Christian BrothersColts 2274774
6Toms River  SouthIndians493584
7The PingryBig Blue672087
8Donovan CatholicGriffins 26847115
*9SummitHilltoppers 14678124
*10ChathamCougars 16955124
11RidgeRed Devils7452126
12ChathamCougars 28345128
13Toms River  NorthMariners3898136
15Trinity HallMonarchs7672148
16SummitHilltoppers 29880178
17Point Pleasant BeachGarnett Gulls9090180
*Head-to-head tiebreaker

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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