NESSA Team Racing Tournament (Terk Trophy)


Saturday, May 20:

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.

Sunday, May 21:

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

Final Results

1North KingstownNorth Kingstown High SchoolSkippers15/0Marina Barzaghi '17Adeline Sutton '17
Mikey O'Flaherty '17Elsa Kincaid '18
Aidan Naughton '18Kevin Stamp '18
Jaia Colongese '18
Will Andrews '17
Ryan Soucy '18
2SharonSharon High SchoolEagles12/3Jack Eberhardt '17Lynn Fu '18
Meghan Haviland '17Colin Snow '18
Aaron Fairchild '17Merrick Tian '18
Gautam Goel '17Alissa Chen '18
3Barnstable HSBarnstable HSRaiders6/9Matt Hersey '18Mikayla Mathieu '18
Caroline Martone '18Chuck Nystrom '19
Taylor Eastman '20Shannon MacDonald '17
Christopher Adams '19Lilly Mathieu '19
*4BB&NBB&N - Buckingham Browne and NicholsKnights5/10Lidia Goldberg '18Lydia Austin '19
Max Gudwin '17Robert Brower '18
Trevor Donovan '18Frankie Doyle '18
**5Moses BrownMoses Brown SchoolQuakers5/10Colin Moffet '17Grace Sawicki '19
Adrian van der Wal '17Hannah Kinder '17
Henry Lee '20Niku Angier '19
Alexander Runci '19Skyler Sullivan '18
6WellesleyWellesley High SchoolRaiders2/13Owen Ward '18Margaret Benson '19
Hailey Feinzig '18Maia Grissino '19
Chase Ireland '18Eleanor Bennett '17
Catherine Zhu '18Thomas 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)