Saturday morning, 20 Gold Fleet and 18 Silver Fleet teams converged on Sail Sand Point for the annual Combined Division regatta. After a 1030 competitors' meeting, sailors headed out onto Lake Washington for a 1130 first warning. The wind direction settled in at SSW within seconds of scheduled start time on Saturday and continued to build while Gold Fleet completed two races in the exciting 40 boat fleet. Strong gusts moved in just as the Silver Fleet arrived in the starting area. Several capsizes made a timely start impossible and the fleet was sent ashore. After a brief time out for weather reports and consultation with coaches, Gold Fleet competitors returned for another two races, a quick rotation, and finally two more races to end the day. Wind speeds varied drastically throughout the day from 8-15 mph, with frequent puffs in the high 20s as the day progressed.
Sunday's weather was again challenging, with the added prognosis of squalls in the afternoon. Silver fleet completed two slow races in a rainy southerly, but the real breeze began as Gold headed out onto the race course. Overpowering conditions for the Gold Fleet sailors, and the impending forecast, forced abandonment of racing for the day at 1130. Just as the last trailers left the parking lot, the wind again picked up this time to a robust 25-35 mph with some gusts recorded in the mid 50s. A big thank you to all the teams/programs, coaches, sailors, and parents for sticking it out through challenging regatta conditions all weekend. And an even bigger thank you to our RC group of Philip, Chris, Anthony, Jim, Darby, Rich, Ivy, Audrey, Jay, Randy, and all of our parent volunteers on land.
Congrats to the Gig Harbor Tides on their victory in this year's Silver Fleet!
|*||1||Gig Harbor High School||Tides 1||18||3||21|
|*||2||Lincoln High School - Portland, OR||Cardinals||7||14||21|
|3||Gig Harbor High School||Tides 2||27||9||36|
|4||Orcas High School||Vikings||12||28||40|
|5||Oak Harbor High School||Wildcats||47||9||56|
|6||Mercer Island High School||Islanders||18||43||61|
|7||Lycee Francais de Chicago||Red Hawks||28||47||75|
|8||Friday Harbor High School||Wolverines||18||61||79|
|9||Olympia High School||Mixed||25||55||80|
|10||Anacortes High School||Seahawks||39||43||82|
|11||North Kitsap High School||Dogfish||26||61||87|
|12||Ballard High School||Beavers||43||48||91|
|13||Squalicum High School||Storm||57||37||94|
|14||Nikola Tesla STEM High School||Engineers||44||56||100|
|15||Everett High School||Seagulls||52||51||103|
|16||Garfield High School||Bulldogs||34||74||108|
|**||17||Ingraham High School||Rams||71||40||111|
|**||18||Sehome High School||Mariners V||44||67||111|
|*||Number of high-place (1) finishes|
|**||Number of high-place (16) 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.