Toms River, NJ - Eleven NJISA schools, making up thirteen teams, sailed in the NJISA Spring Season's first weekend regatta. Chilly morning temperature in the mid to high 30's increased to the mid 40's, under party cloudy skies throughout the day.
As forecast, the wind did NOT cooperate, as significant wind shifts and periods of no wind made setting the course and getting races off very challenging. The initial light NNW breeze died off shortly after the first A division race, which resulted in more than an hour long postponement and the boats being towed back to the dock for a lunch break and long wait for a breeze to fill back in. Around 1230 hours, the wind returned from a more northernly direction and the second A division race was completed in a 5-8 mph breeze. The wind continued to clock further right, requiring the course be reset after each race before the light ENE breeze completely died out around 1500 hours to end the day. There were six W4 and one W3 race completed for the day (Race A4 was dropped).
The changing wind conditions tested the skill of the teams from the top to the bottom of the fleet. In the end, the CBA Colts ended up in first place with 20 points followed by the Toms River North Mariners in second with 27 points. The Summit Hilltoppers finished close behind them in third with 29 points.
Thank you to all the sailors, coaches, parents and friends, especially those who traveled from further away, for spending the day in support of NJISA high school sailing.
Special thanks to AJ Bailey (TR South '10, USMMA '14) for chasing the wind all around the river and repeatedly moving marks to keep the course square. Thank you also to Toms River East sailing team's Loring Dunton for recording scores and helping out on the RC boat. And many thanks, as always, to Toms River Yacht Club and OCC for the use of their facilities and fleet of boats.
|1||Christian Brothers Academy||Colts 1||16||4||20|
|2||Toms River North||Mariners||15||12||27|
|3||Summit High School||Hilltoppers||22||7||29|
|*||5||Southern Regional High School||Rams||18||13||31|
|6||Donovan Catholic High School||Griffins||22||12||34|
|7||Christian Brothers Academy||Colts 2||13||27||40|
|8||Chatham High School||Cougars||27||17||44|
|9||Princeton High School||Little Tigers||21||30||51|
|10||Christian Brothers Academy||Colts 3||24||28||52|
|11||Toms River South||Indians||25||28||53|
|12||Red Bank Catholic High School||Caseys||26||29||55|
|13||Point Pleasant Beach High School||Garnett Gulls||36||39||75|
|*||Number of high-place (1) finishes|
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.