The 2018 New Jersey High School State Championship saw 12 area schools battle for the Elizabeth Olsen Trophy at Shrewsbury Sailing & Yacht Club on Saturday, May 19th.
Sailors were greeted with an easterly breeze at 12-15 knots, but the breeze changed in velocity throughout the day as a weather front moved through the area. Much of the day was sailed in 8-12 knots of breeze with periods of significant rain. The final two B races were light and shifty as it finally stopped raining.
Sixteen W4 races were completed in total, eight in each division. No protests were filed and one request for redress was granted.
Congratulations to the Ranney Panthers for winning the ninth annual state championship with 40 points. Southern Regional was the runner-up with 46 points, while Christian Brothers Academy was third with 73 points. Ranney won a tiebreaker with Southern for first place in A division, while the Panthers also won B division.
Thank you to SSYC and Monmouth University for allowing us to use the great facilities and fleet of FJs. A very big thank you to the many volunteers from SSYC that helped on and off the water: PRO John Garth, John and Megan Modin, Mike and Cathy O'Brien, Michelle Green, and Mike Meehan. Harry Foote and Jeff Jacoby volunteered their time to serve as the regatta judges.
Of course, a thank you to all the sailors, coaches, parents and friends who came out to support a great, albeit very wet, day of high school sailing!
|2||Southern Regional High School||Rams||25||21||46|
|*||3||Christian Brothers Academy||Colts||39||34||73|
|5||Donovan Catholic High School||Griffins||35||63||98|
|6||Toms River North||Mariners||56||48||104|
|7||Summit High School||Hilltoppers||34||83||117|
|9||Toms River South||Indians||68||57||125|
|10||Chatham High School||Cougars||79||60||139|
|11||Red Bank Catholic High School||Caseys||66||82||148|
|12||Central Regional High School||Eagles||95||72||167|
|*||Number of high-place (1) finishes|
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.