Beautiful conditions of sun and 11-14 knots of wind greeted 8 SAISA teams vying for the two SAISA spots for the Baker Team Race National Championships in Anacortes, Washington on May 28-29, 2016. Host Lauderdale Yacht Club's Commodore and PRO Peter Commette and his race committee ran 48 races in just under 7 hours, nearly completing two full rotations. Marks 3 and 4 were 25' from the floating dock creating a stadium type setting and providing the many spectators with a great 50 yard line view of the racing. A huge thank you to the Lauderdale YC staff and the many volunteers that included:
REGATTA CHAIR Libby Toppa, RACE COMMITTEE Peter Commette (PRO), Mike Toppa, David Williford, Megan Place, Wanda Cassaretto, Beth Reilly, Connie Commette, Baird Lobree JUDGES/UMPIRES Bob Meagher, Martin Ottenheimer, Eliot Levy, Edith Collins, John Fox SCORING Holger Weis, Sarah Fox, BOAT ROTATIONS Arthur Blodgett, REGISTRATION Libby Toppa, Karen Gillette, Suzanne Sabadash, Sharon Reineke, FRONT GATE CONTROL AND DIRECTOR Rex Gillette, BREAKFAST Chip Sabadash, BOATSWAIN Charley Medley, BOATS ON COURSE LYC, Mike Toppa, David Williford, Phil Reilly.
A second day of intense team racing in front of the Lauderdale Yacht Club clubhouse in near perfect conditions with 11-14 knots of wind and flat water for completing the 2nd round robin and a final 6-race 3rd round robin of the top four teams. Races were 8 - 10 minutes in duration. The flood tide provided enough water depth to take the famous LYC sandbar out of play and there was plenty of room to set up the 3 on 3 team race course. PRO Peter Commette did an outstanding job running 62 total races.
Congratulations to Antilles for winning the regatta by defeating St. Thomas Aquinas in the last race of the event. Congratulations to both Antilles and St. Thomas Aquinas for earning berths to represent SAISA at the 2016 Baker Team Race National Championship.
Thank you to the Lauderdale YC staff and the many volunteers for their time and the use of private equipment.
|1||Antilles School||Hurricanes||14/3||Thomas Walden '16||Paige Clark '16|
|Sam Morrell '17||Amanda Engeman '16|
|Colin Brego '16||Graceann Nicolosi '16|
|2||St. Thomas Aquinas High School||Raiders||13/4||Mack Fox '16||Dae Kelly '17|
|Sophia Reineke '17||Clyde Wright '16|
|Conner Correll '18||Brian Buckley '17|
|Alie (Alexandra) Toppa '16||Max Gillette '16|
|John Monahan '16|
|3||Shorecrest Preparatory School||Chargers||11/6||Josh Dochoda '16||Andreea Ranney-Pace '16|
|Kyle Dochoda '17||Elizabeth Shanahan '19|
|Hannah Steadman '16||Peninah Benjamin '16|
|Lily Schneider '19|
|4||Ransom Everglades School||Raiders||9/8||Shawn Harvey '17||Adrianne Han '16|
|Paul Lobree '18||Alex Sidi '17|
|Tucker Weed '18||Vera Mariani '16|
|5||H. B. Plant High School||Panthers||7/7||Brandon Geller '19||Sean Toro '19|
|Andy Burns '16||Colin Figley '19|
|Connor Nelson '19||Erica Brown '17|
|James Nichols '18|
|6||Gulliver Preparatory School||Raiders||5/9||Sean Brennan '17||Logan Katz '17|
|Jack Johansson '17||Benito Guido '16|
|Clay Snyder '18||Teddy Bueres '19|
|7||Oxbridge Academy||ThunderWolves||2/12||Brandon Kirby '16||Alex Commette '17|
|Cameron Grubb '16||Rylee MacArthur '17|
|Severin Gramm '19||Delaney Brown '16|
|8||Good Hope County Day School||Varsity||1/13||Ethan Hanley '19||Megan Armstrong '17|
|Taylor Hasson '19||Kate Klempen '18|
|Sarah Hardee '18||Hannah Tonin '18|