Solid day of team racing with a south-southeast breeze at 8-12 knots. Double round robin was completed with 30 races. Decision to not break up into a championship round was finalized and teams left Sail Maine knowing they'd be coming back for a third round.
After a double round robin on Saturday, teams arrived at Sail Maine around 9am on Sunday and were greeted by perfect waterskiing conditions. There was a lot of skepticism on the breeze filling in, but to everyones surprise, the southerly (south-east)filled in quickly and topped out between 8-12 knots, perfect team racing breeze and identical to Saturday's conditions. A third round robin was completed in short order and all starts were done with 2 minute sequences to save time.
All in all, a great event with tight team racing, efficient race management and superb sportsmanship.
In the end North Kingstown showed everyone how it's done with a undefeated 15-0 record. Winning the Terk gives them the bid to attend the NIT later this month at Indian harbor yc in Greenwch, CT
A special thanks to Chris Crane, NESSA president, who was out running the starting line all weekend and to Karl Zeigler, another Moses Brown coach, who provided a second umpire boat. Also a big thanks Mike McAllister and all the people of Sail Maine for hosting this event.
Ultimately, it came down to two Sail Maine instructors, Alex Sutula and Kevin Schwarm, without which the event couldn't have happened. They opporated the finish boat, worked on course management, umpired and prepped all the powerboats and marks every morning (and closed up shop at the end of the day after teams had departed). There hard work and efficiency is much appreciated.
To everyone making this a great event and a success, thanks for coming. Best of luck with the rest of the season and have a great summer.
See in the fall
|1||North Kingstown High School||Skippers||15/0||Marina Barzaghi '17||Adeline Sutton '17|
|Mikey O'Flaherty '17||Elsa Kincaid '18|
|Aidan Naughton '18||Kevin Stamp '18|
|Jaia Colongese '18|
|Will Andrews '17|
|Ryan Soucy '18|
|2||Sharon High School||Eagles||12/3||Jack Eberhardt '17||Lynn Fu '18|
|Meghan Haviland '17||Colin Snow '18|
|Aaron Fairchild '17||Merrick Tian '18|
|Gautam Goel '17||Alissa Chen '18|
|3||Barnstable HS||Raiders||6/9||Matt Hersey '18||Mikayla Mathieu '18|
|Caroline Martone '18||Chuck Nystrom '19|
|Taylor Eastman '20||Shannon MacDonald '17|
|Christopher Adams '19||Lilly Mathieu '19|
|*||4||BB&N - Buckingham Browne and Nichols||Knights||5/10||Lidia Goldberg '18||Lydia Austin '19|
|Max Gudwin '17||Robert Brower '18|
|Trevor Donovan '18||Frankie Doyle '18|
|**||5||Moses Brown School||Quakers||5/10||Colin Moffet '17||Grace Sawicki '19|
|Adrian van der Wal '17||Hannah Kinder '17|
|Henry Lee '20||Niku Angier '19|
|Alexander Runci '19||Skyler Sullivan '18|
|6||Wellesley High School||Raiders||2/13||Owen Ward '18||Margaret Benson '19|
|Hailey Feinzig '18||Maia Grissino '19|
|Chase Ireland '18||Eleanor Bennett '17|
|Catherine Zhu '18||Thomas Gartley '18|
|Olivia Sowles '18|
|Elizabeth Harrington '18|
|Emily Lo '20|
|*||Number of races won when tied teams met (2)|
|**||Number of races won when tied teams met (1)|