NJISA 2017 Spring Fleet Championship


Saturday, April 1:

The unpleasant Spring weather continued with cold, damp temperatures and high winds resulting in a 3 hour delay for teams to report to TRYC for the NJISA Spring Fleet Championship.

Racing got underway around 1400 hrs under cloudy skies with a mildly oscillating, but gusty NNW winds at 12-18+ mph. Team sailed sets consisting of W4 and W3 courses and 6 races were completed in each division. The conditions proved challenging to all the teams, and there were several capsizes thought out the day. No protests were filed.

With less wind and the long awaited sunshine forecast for tomorrow, teams will return to Toms River to begin racing in the morning.

Thank you to Dave Magno for setting and patrolling there courses. Special thanks to US Sailing Judges Mr. Harry Foote, Ms. Priscilla Gettis and Mr. John King for their on the water presence and watchful eye on the fleet.

Sunday, April 2:

Teams arrived at 0900 hrs for the second day of racing and were treated to clear skies, sunshine and a nice 8-12 mph NNW breeze. Racing resumed around 1000 with the first rotation consisting of W4 and W3 courses again. The wind conditions varied, with significant shifts and velocity changes as the morning went on, requiring several course adjustments between races. The last rotation was sailed in a NW breeze, with two W4 races. Eight races were completed for the day , four in each division, for a completing a full rotation for the regatta.

The shifty conditions made the top three teams work hard to hold on to their position, which were close throughout the two days. Especially close was the competition for fourth place, with the fourth place team holding a 2 point lead over the two teams tied for fifth going into the very last B Division race of the regatta.

The Southern Regional Rams won A Division, with the Ranney Panthers in second and Christian Brothers Academy Colts in third. B Division was won by the Ranney Panthers with the CBA Colts in second and the Toms River South Indians breaking into the group to round out the top three in that division.

When it was all over, the Ranney Panthers held onto the lead with 49 total points, with the Christian Brothers Academy Colts in second with 61 points and not far behind in third were the Southern Regional Rams.

Those top three teams, along with fourth place overall Toms River South, advance to the MASSA Mallory Qualifier at USMMA Kings Point next weekend. The next four teams, Trinity Hall Monarchs, Summit Hilltoppers, Donovan Catholic Griffins and Red Bank Regional Caseys advance to the MASSA Silver Championship at Washington College.

Thank you again to Dave Magno, Harry Foote, Pris Gettis and John King for serving as US Sailing judges onto water and protest committee, and as always, many thanks to Toms River Yacht Club and OCC for the use of their facility and fleet of boats.

Score summary

2Christian BrothersColts342761
3Southern RegionalRams224567
4Toms River  SouthIndians7633109
5Trinity HallMonarchs6252114
7Donovan CatholicGriffins5469123
8Red Bank CatholicCaseys6973142
9Rumson-Fair HavenBulldogs7275147

Score history

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.

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