Keelboat Kickoff


Sunday, March 25:

Twelve schools sailed the Keelboat Kickoff on Boston Harbor at Courageous Sailing. Half of the schools fielded two squads for the event. Rhodes-19s were triple-handed in breezy conditions, 15 with gusts to 24 from the NNE. Two races were held in a light snowfall. The first three races were sailed with full mainsails and jibs, while the remainder were sailed with reefed mains and jibs. Initially the course was set off Pier 4, at the confluence of the Mystic and Charles Rivers. The first race in each set was a W4 while the second race was a W3.

While races are often interrupted by commercial traffic on Boston Harbor, it was a particularly busy day with two Coast Guard cutters coming home to their berths opposite Courageous Sailing, an outbound tanker, and a fuel barge. The interruption in racing by the first USCG cutter allowed the fleet to reef at the dock. Fortunately, the tanker's departure and barge transit coincided with a rotation at the dock. As the second USCG cutter arrived, we moved the course slightly up the Mystic River. After the course move, all races were W4.

Four races were completed in both the A and B Divisions. Two protests were heard, each resulting in a DSQ. Thanks go out to Jesse Hamilton who ran the race committee, Mike, Bill and MK who helped out in mark/safety boats, Jen Bodde on shore, and Carl Zimba as PRO. Special thanks go to the parents of the Boston Latin sailors who brought hot food for everyone to enjoy in the cold weather.

Score summary

1WinchesterSachems 16814
3SharonEagles 1182947
4Newton NorthTigers262652
5SharonEagles 2332659
6Cambridge R&LFalcons452267
*7Boston LatinWolfpack40MRP30MRP70
*8HinghamHarbormen 1313970
9WaylandWarriors 1314475
10WaylandWarriors 2493988
11WinchesterSachems 2335689
12NatickRedhawks 2435295
13Unregistered-NESSANeedham HS4954103
*14HinghamHarbormen 267MRP52MRP119
*15Lincoln Sudbury RegiWarriors 269MRP50119
16Lincoln Sudbury RegiWarriors 189MRP35124
17NatickRedhawks 16561126
*Head-to-head tiebreaker

Score history

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