MASSA Girls Fleet Championship


Saturday, May 5:

Fifteen teams from ten MASSA schools converged on Mill Creek in Hampton Virginia for the premier MASSA Girls Fleet Race Championship. Temperatures hovered in the low 70’s. The overcast morning started with flat seas and SSW winds of 10 mph that clocked to due west and died after race 2 causing an abandonment before a successful race 3 with WNW winds of 10mph. After a lunch break on land, races continued until 5:00 with winds at 10-15 mph with higher gusts that continued to clock north throughout the afternoon raising occasional seas of up to 1 foot during blustery periods.

Sailors completed 17 races averaging about 18 minutes on a W-4 course. The day concluded with Norfolk Collegiate School in first place with 38 points, Christchurch School Team 1 in second place with 45 points, and Southern Regional High School in third place with 52 points.

Sunday, May 6:

Races resumed with first warning at 9:02 AM in a light rain with winds out of the NE at 5mph and flat seas. After finishing the third race with diminishing north winds, the course was adjusted and racing continued with light and variable NNE winds. The threat of becalming, coupled with fog overtaking the course led to concluding racing at 1:40 with 26 W-4 races completed for the regatta.

Congratulations to Norfolk Collegiate School for capturing first place with 53 points, to Christchurch School in second place with 71 points, and to Southern Regional High School in third place with 87 points.

Many thanks to regatta chair and PRO Allen KIlgore for running an efficient regatta with warmth and enthusiasm, and to his "crew", Tom Dixon, Sam Brady, Ric Handly, Joe Kilgore, and Zig, for shuffling people to the floating dock, keeping the course square, and running crash boats.

Score summary

1Norfolk CollegiateOaks5353
2ChristchurchSeahorses 17171
3Southern RegionalRams8787
4BroadneckBruins 1114114
5BroadneckBruins 2138138
6Buffalo SeminaryRed-Tailed Hawks 1197197
7Buffalo SeminaryRed-Tailed Hawks 2199199
8Saints Peter & PaulSabres239239
9SummitHilltoppers 1256256
10North EastRoad Warriors263263
11St. John the BaptistCougars268268
12ChristchurchSeahorses 2287287
13SummitHilltoppers 2291291
14KecoughtanWarriors 1321321
15KecoughtanWarriors 2338338

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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