Olympia Team Race Regatta


Saturday, April 7:

Wind! Rain! And lots of team racing!

A low pressure system off the coast of Washington brought with it high winds and April showers, making for challenging but great conditions for getting off many races. The most notable challenge was the draining of Capital Lake at low tide each day, creating a river like current in Budd Inlet. Saturday saw a complete round finished with 36 races. One redress request was granted. Other than a brief yet strong 20+ knot squall that knocked a number of competitors down, the sailors handle the conditions well, and managed to have engaged team racing.

Sunday, April 8:

The rain and wind did not let up, but the racing continued swimmingly!

After a scrumptious breakfast at the Olympia Yacht Club, competitors sailed to Port Plaza (the regatta venue) and races were under way before 10:30am. Due to the redress granted Saturday, race 13 (Round 1) was re-sailed, prior to the beginning of Round 2. While the wind was just as strong, and the rain endless, the weather was "better" in terms of no sudden squalls or puffs, making for efficient races and rotations (the 300 yards to the start line from the rotation dock helped too!). The 2nd Round was completed before the cut off time, and after coaches discussed, all teams agreed to see through the completion of 1 top 4 round, and 1 bottom 4 round - making for a satisfying end, of a rigorous but awesome weekend of team racing.

Congratulations to Orcas, Sehome and Olympia for placing 1st, 2nd, and 3rd respectively.

Thank you to Bainbridge and Sail Sand Point for bringing travel boats.

Thank you to the wonderful race committee who braved the conditions, especially Casey Pruitt, PRO. Thank you to all the OYC members and Parent volunteers who provided food, warm drinks, and shelter!

Lastly, thank you Norm Smit for being the head Umpire, and prior to the event training up volunteer umpires. The interscholastic sailing community would not be as successful without volunteers and professionals like you.

Final Results

1OrcasOrcas High SchoolVikings17/1Dominick Wareham '19Ronan Kau '19
Maggie Toombs '18Landon Carter '21
Ronan Rankin '19Emma Freedman '19
Sol Mehl Zobriest '19
2SehomeSehome High SchoolMariners13/5Cedric Keneipp '19Giselle Yaude '20
Mallory Hood '18Artemisia Wangler '21
Sammy Farkas '23Natalie Serbousek '21
3OlympiaOlympia High SchoolBears 112/6Max Miller '18Isabelle Stokesberry Miles-Paulson '18
Kevin Hicks '19Evan Krug '19
Owen Timms '19Ciara McClanahan '19
Erin Pamplin '20
*4BainbridgeBainbridge High SchoolSpartans9/9Zach Cooper '20Sophie Crandell '18
Dane Petrakis '21Trevor Royset '21
Max Doane '20Parker Hutchinson '20
Lindsay Campbell '20Lindsay Campbell '20
Parker Hutchinson '20Max Doane '20
Camden Lee '19
**5CapitalCapital High SchoolCougars9/9Orion Bird '17Zachary Cowan '20
Annie Buelt '20
6OlympiaOlympia High SchoolBears 28/10Ian Connolly '21Fiona Murphy '21
Sam Bonauto '21Jasper Navarro Hummel '22
Ella Hubbard '22
7Nathan Hale HSNathan Hale High SchoolRaiders6/12Margot Watts '19Van Senseney '19 *
Reilly Hearne '18Catie Vandervort '22 *
Abbie Chipps '21 *
8IngrahamIngraham High SchoolRams2/16Max Kauffman '18Kira Blumhagen '21
Unknown Sailor4 '18 *Bridget Boyle '18
Formosa Huang '18
9Central KitsapCentral Kitsap High SchoolCougars0/8Claire Jablonski '19Jeffrey Scholfield '23
Lilyan Coleman '21Jack West '20
Annelisa Ayars '20
*Number of races won when tied teams met (2)
**Number of races won when tied teams met (0)