This past weekend AYC and SSA teamed up to host the 2016 MDISA Fleet Race Qualifier. In order to accommodate Easter celebrations, racing began Friday after school. Despite the threat of storms during the day, the sailors were met with some pretty perfect conditions.
11 teams were represented from the MDISA area, leading to an astounding 22 boats racing during what could only be described as a warm beautiful evening on the bay. At the start of the two fleet regatta, A and B Division sailed out into the racing area with about 8 knots of breeze out of the NW. The breeze built slightly, to about 12 knots, throughout the evening. The somewhat puffy conditions off the wall of the Naval Academy, allowing coaches to substitute crews throughout the first 7 races of the regatta. The first 4 races went off quickly, with the sailors rotating on the SSA docks after each set. The warm weather (in the high 60s) and dynamic racing created some great spectating on the dock for those that came out to support their teams. With a dismal afternoon forecast for Saturday, the coaches and the PRO collectively decided to push the racing deadline back further, allowing the sailors three more races in each division.
Saturday was bit more chilly, with the high forecasted at 54. The sailors sailed out for a first start a little after 9 with a steady breeze of 10-14 out of the NE. After a couple races, it began to clock around to the E and die a little bit, putting the sailors in a bit of a holding pattern as the race management team worked to get off the final 11th race. The waiting didn't last long, as the breeze refilled to around 8 knots out of the SE. Despite the frigid morning, the sun came out and warmed up the dock, leading to some great spectating during the final race for A and B. Thank you to AYC and SSA, our PRO Mark Bennett, ISSA representative Ian Duncan, our photographer Tim Mowry, AYC's volunteers John Carty, Missy Salvesen and Garreth Petko-Bunney and to all of the many volunteers that made this event possible.
|3||Broadneck High School||Bruins||53||51||104|
|4||Annapolis High School||Panthers||44||64||108|
|6||St. Mary's High School (MD)||Saints||83||40||123|
|7||Edmund Burke School||Bengals||40||98||138|
|9||South River High School||Seahawks||64||89||153|
|10||Sts. Peter & Paul||Varsity||109||71||180|
|11||Great Mills High School||Varsity||116||119||235|
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.