2019 NWISA Team Race Championships


Saturday, April 27:

The day started with bright sun and light breeze, but then transitioned to one of the most chaotic wind/weather days some of us have all seen in decades. The wind oscillated from East, to North, to South while the sun shone, then the clouds rained, then squalls chased the fleet across the bay while the committee persevered to quickly reset marks in time to get a race off and standby teams held down the fort on Gilligan's Island. 26 races were completed, with a last attempt to get race 27 off abandoned at 6PM.

Sunday, April 28:

Sunday started right on time, with all teams getting their boats rigged and launched first thing. At 10AM, the course was partially set, and the wind was only a hint on the horizon. By 10:14, the northerly had filled to between 5 to 8 knots and the sequence for race 27 was underway. The Northerly held all day with 40 to 50 degree oscillations and frequent puffs and smaller shifts, but it always came back to the norm just when we were planning to shift the course. Early in the day the incoming tide made starting more challenging; in one race the first boat crossed the line about 10 seconds after the horn. By 2:52PM the final consolation race was started, and by 3:09PM the tie breaker between Gig Harbor and Orcas was underway.

Overall, it was one of the best possible days for a high school team race regatta--or any regatta! The sun was out all day; the wind was perfect; and everyone rotated quickly, making it possible to get 47 races off between 10AM and 3PM.

Congratulations to Olympia, our District Team Race Champions! We will be rooting for you in Maine! :)

Thank you to everyone who traveled to Bainbridge and to all of our many hard-working volunteers!

......goodbye Gilligan's Island....until next time ;)

Final Results

1OlympiaOlympia High SchoolBears11/1Erin Pamplin '20Kevin Hicks '19
Owen Timms '19Evan Krug '19
Sam Bonauto '21Peter Kelleher '22
*2Gig HarborGig Harbor High SchoolTides8/4Axel Stordahl '20Skylar Kimble '22
Carlos Rivas '22Dalton Lovett '21
Dayne Hall '22Ripley Morris '19
**3OrcasOrcas High SchoolVikings8/4Dominick Wareham '19Millie Kau '19
Ronan Kau '19Emma Freedman '19
Ronan Rankin '19Miette Woolworth '21
4BainbridgeBainbridge High SchoolSpartans7/5Dane Petrakis '21Lindsay Campbell '20
Zach Cooper '20Laruen Heinzelman '22
Max Doane '20Barret Lhamon '22
Lola White '22
Zane Walker '22
5CapitalCapital High SchoolCougars5/4Annie Buelt '20Ann Li '20
Joy Brennan '20Zachary Cowan '20
Robert Bloomfield '22Caroline Hurley '20
6SehomeSehome High SchoolMariners4/5Cedric Keneipp '18Natalie Werner '21
Emma Powell '21Max Case '20
Mira Anders '19Keller Morrison '21
Natalie Serbousek '21
Max Scofidio '21
b7Benson PolytechnicBenson Polytechnic High SchoolTechsters3/6Conrad Miller '21Briton Grimm '21
Daniel Duyvestein '21Charlize Peterson '21
Aaron Danziger '21Rooney Ferguson '21
c8BallardBallard High SchoolBeavers3/6Erik Anderson '21Johnny Vaughey '22
Catie Vandervort '22Caroline Lochner '22
Seth Aldrich '21Atlas Iverson '22
9RooseveltRoosevelt High SchoolRough Riders2/7Miles Williams '20Colin Baker '21
David Lu '20Max Pleskoff '20
Sam Kimmel '20Matthew Lindburg '21
Isaac Wheeler '22
Abbie Chipps '21
Kaia Armas '21
10North KitsapNorth Kitsap High SchoolDogfish0/9
*Total points scored when tied teams met (19)
**Total points scored when tied teams met (23)
bNumber of races won when tied teams met (1)
cNumber of races won when tied teams met (0)