Report time of 1400hrs at host Brown University was very popular amongst many in the fleet for the 30th running of the NESSA Women's Championship. Saturday was cloudy with intermittent rain showers and plenty of breeze. Regatta hosts decided to sail in Z420's for both divisions in the 14-16kt Southerly. Competitors meeting was delayed until 2:30 due to a large traffic back up in the Providence area delaying some competitors arrival. Brown Coach John Mollicone and his team have a long history of supporting women's sailing and was enthusiastic in welcoming the 16 women's teams from throughout New England. John set the goal of four races in each division in lively conditions of 14-16kts and 2-3' waves. Due to the late start, the regatta chair kept the teams on the water late enough to complete four races in each division and the last finisher crossed the line at 6:30pm. There were a few capsizes early on before everyone settled down and mastered the conditions. W4's were the course of the day with races lasting 15-20 minutes each. There was one request for redress and no protests filed by the 7pm deadline. John was helped on the water today by Brown coach Quentin Chaffee, Brown Freshman Hannah Steadman, Moses Brown coach Kate Kenny, Moses Brown sailors Colin Moffet and Adrian van der Wal. Thank you to our on the water judges David Moffet and Karl Ziegler.
Sunday's first warning was at 10am. The race officers again chose to keep both A and B division in Z420's due to the lively, puffy 14-16kts Southerly. The race officers were considering a hold or wrap when breeze strengthened briefly around 12 noon with 4 boats turtling in one race. The sun peeked through and the breeze moderated 12-14kts under blue skies and 14-16kts when it clouded over. Course W4 was used for the first race of each division and course W5 was used for the second race of each division to allow spectators to see the finishing boats just off the south T dock. Race officer John Mollicone kept us racing and was able to get 6 races per division done for the day making it 10 races per division for the regatta. The only work required by the judges today was 1 request for redress. Congratulations to St Georges School for winning the 30th running of the Rebecca Herreshoff Trophy followed by North Kingstown HS, Tabor Academy and Bishop Stang HS. Thank you to Brown University sailing for hosting the event and Edgewood Yacht Club for the facility. John Mollicone was assisted today by scorer Kate Kenny of Moses Brown School and Henry Lee of Moses Brown sailing team. Course management and safety boats were manned Brown Freshman captain Gabe Hannon and assisted by Moses Brown sailors Colin Moffet, Adrian van der Wal and Alexander Runci. Thank you also to our Judges David Moffet and Karl Ziegler.
|1||St. George's School||Dragons||38||28||66|
|2||North Kingstown High School||Skippers||32||44||76|
|4||Bishop Stang High||Spartans||72||65||137|
|7||The Hotchkiss School||Bearcats||101||50||151|
|8||Moses Brown School||Quakers||104||65||169|
|10||Fairfield Ludlowe High School||Falcons||100||79||179|
|11||Marblehead High School||Fishwagons||87||94||181|
|*||12||Barrington High School||Eagles||64||148||212|
|*||13||Portsmouth Abbey School||Ravens||114||98||212|
|14||Staples High School||The Wreckers||98||132||230|
|15||Yarmouth High School||Clippers||147||132||279|
|16||Greenwich High School||Cardinals||133||149||282|
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.
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