NJISA 2023 Toms River Autumn Challenge


Saturday, October 21:

In the final weekend event at Toms River Yacht Club for Fall 2023, the Toms River Autumn Challenge welcomed 12 teams for a cool, puffy day of sailing.

With the forecast showing increased breeze in the afternoon, sailing was started earlier, with the first race beginning just after 0930. The breeze ranged from 8 to 12 knots for most of the day, until the bigger west wind started to blow around 1330. Racing was completed around 1400 with seven races in each division.

The top four teams either held the lead or were within a few points during the course of the day, but it was Donovan Catholic who finished the strongest to win the regatta. Southern Regional was second, followed by Stony Brook School (Long Island) and Christian Brothers Academy. CBA's Christopher Small, Luke Pennisi and Jules Buczkowski won a tiebreaker over Donovan's James Kopack and Caroline Felser in A Division. Southern's Jude Ryon, Erin Little and Noah Tallman sailed a strong day to win B Division.

Thank you to Mike Buczkowski and Rich Ryon for serving as race committee, Dave Magno for running the mark boat, and Will Zylinski for patrolling the course. As always, thank you to TRYC and the BBYRA for supporting high school sailing.

Score summary

1Donovan CatholicGriffins172138
2Southern RegionalRams33942
3The Stony BrookBears222143
4Christian BrothersColts173350
7Toms River  SouthIndians554499
8Toms River  NorthMariners4179120
9Point Pleasant BeachGarnett Gulls3487121
10RidgeRed Devils7746123
12Trinity HallMonarchs8271153
13Seton Hall PrepPirates9898196

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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