The forecast for gusts in the high 20s and rain presented a daunting challenge to young and light freshman and sophomore sailors. The regatta began in modest winds of about 10mph and the rain persisted until 1:00. W4 courses were sailed until the wind built to 15, but starting with race 3B the course was changed to a no jibe X shaped course. (windward... starboard broad reach to starboard rounding leeward mark... windward to a second weather mark rounded to starboard...broad reach on port to finish.) There were several capsizes, but most were self-right with sailors finishing the race. By the fourth rotation of A the wind had built to 20. One race was completed, but the building wind ended the regatta before a B race could be started.
Race 7A was dropped and the regatta ended in a tie for first between St. Johns Prep and Concord Academy. St. Johns won the tiebreaker, Concord finished second, Winchester third, and a Newton Country Day/ Sharon conglomerate fourth.. Despite the capsizes, the very light sailors did a good job of managing difficult conditions. No protests were filed.
Thanks to the race committee of Bob Gaffney, former Sharon coach, and Isabel Ruane and Chris Larsen from Newton Country Day. Also thanks to the Sharon coaches and Sharon Seniors and Juniors for running 3 rescue boats throughout the day.
|*||1||St. Johns Prep||Eagles||25||22||47|
|3||Winchester High School||Sachems||33||21||54|
|4||Newton Country Day School||Falcons||21||37||58|
|5||Sharon High School||Eagles||35||24||59|
|6||Dover Sherborn RHS||Radiers||15||56||71|
|8||Lincoln Sudbury RHS||Warriors||40||57||97|
|9||Notre Dame Academy||Cougars||70||48||118|
|10||Wellesley High School||JV||94||29||123|
|12||Wellesley High School||Raiders||63||76||139|
|**||13||Lincoln Sudbury RHS||JV||76||74||150|
|**||14||Dover Sherborn RHS||JV||72||78||150|
|15||Natick High School||Natick||64||87||151|
|16||Swampscott High School||Big Blue||82||76||158|
|*||Number of high-place (1) finishes|
|**||Number of high-place (8) finishes|
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