SAISA District Team Race Champs


Saturday, April 30:

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.

Sunday, May 1:

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.

Final Results

1AntillesAntilles SchoolHurricanes14/3Thomas Walden '16Paige Clark '16
Sam Morrell '17Amanda Engeman '16
Colin Brego '16Graceann Nicolosi '16
2Saint Thomas AquinasSt. Thomas Aquinas High SchoolRaiders13/4Mack Fox '16Dae Kelly '17
Sophia Reineke '17Clyde Wright '16
Conner Correll '18Brian Buckley '17
Alie (Alexandra) Toppa '16Max Gillette '16
John Monahan '16
3Shorecrest PrepShorecrest Preparatory SchoolChargers11/6Josh Dochoda '16Andreea Ranney-Pace '16
Kyle Dochoda '17Elizabeth Shanahan '19
Hannah Steadman '16Peninah Benjamin '16
Lily Schneider '19
4Ransom EvergladesRansom Everglades SchoolRaiders9/8Shawn Harvey '17Adrianne Han '16
Paul Lobree '18Alex Sidi '17
Tucker Weed '18Vera Mariani '16
5H. B. PlantH. B. Plant High SchoolPanthers7/7Brandon Geller '19Sean Toro '19
Andy Burns '16Colin Figley '19
Connor Nelson '19Erica Brown '17
James Nichols '18
6Gulliver PreparatoryGulliver Preparatory SchoolRaiders5/9Sean Brennan '17Logan Katz '17
Jack Johansson '17Benito Guido '16
Clay Snyder '18Teddy Bueres '19
7Oxbridge AcademyOxbridge AcademyThunderWolves2/12Brandon Kirby '16Alex Commette '17
Cameron Grubb '16Rylee MacArthur '17
Severin Gramm '19Delaney Brown '16
8Good Hope County DayGood Hope County Day SchoolVarsity1/13Ethan Hanley '19Megan Armstrong '17
Taylor Hasson '19Kate Klempen '18
Sarah Hardee '18Hannah Tonin '18