Mindful of high wind and storm warnings forecast for Saturday and Sunday (the planned days for the MISSA East Mallory Pre-Qualifier regatta), the regatta chair and all coaches agreed to move the start of the regatta to Friday afternoon immediately after the conclusion of the MISSA East Baker Pre-Qualifier regatta in order to try and get enough races in to qualify teams to move on to the MISSA Mallory Qualifier. This turned out to be a prudent decision, considering that winds were clocked at a steady 25 knots on Saturday morning, and no racing was able to be held on Saturday or Sunday.
A total of four races were sailed in each of A division and B division, with wind speeds ranging from 5-12 knots out of the northeast. Congratulations to the top six teams that qualify to move on and represent MISSA East at the MISSA Mallory Qualifier regatta: Grosse Pointe South, Rocky River, Cranbrook Kingswood, West Bloomfield, St. Ingnatius, and Detroit Country Day. Awards were also presented to the top A division sailors, Ian Moran (skipper) and Margot Dugan (crew) of Rocky River, and the top B division sailors, Blake Stackpoole (skipper) and Dominic Dulac (crew) of Grosse Pointe South.
A huge thank you to GPYC/GPYNEF and Grosse Pointe South High School for hosting the regatta, and to the following individuals: Harold Stackpoole, regatta chair; Eric Ellison, on-site MISSA representative; Lynn Frikker, MISSA representative; Cliff Black, umpire; Dennis Bartley, judge; Kathy Johnson, scorekeeper; Torrey Stackpoole and the entire hospitality crew; and the many other individuals who stepped up to assist on and off the water to make this a safe and fun regatta for all involved.
|Grosse Pointe South High School
|Rocky River High School
|West Bloomfield High School
|St. Ignatius HS - Cleveland, OH
|Detroit Country Day School
|Grosse Pointe North High School
|Brother Rice/Marian High School - MI
|Lakewood High School (OH)
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.