The morning presentation by Dawn Riley, CEO of Oakcliff Sailing, was enlightening for the young female sailors. Dawn spoke about women in sports and equality along with fascinating stories of her around the world races and America's Cup campaigns. Also, the youth essay contest was mentioned where a sailor can win a week long camp at Oakcliff to learn how to foil. Thank you Dawn for all you do to advance our sport!
Racing began a little after 11am with very little wind out of the NW, a strong ebbing tide,flat seas and light rain off St. Mary's Point on Long Island Sound. RC did a wonderful job (thx Jamie Fales) with race management providing the right length courses (short) and mostly square starting lines. The winds built slowly throughout late morning to a gentle breeze and went westerly after the first few races. By the afternoon, the breeze was moderate out of the west, which caused a couple of teams to capsize. Except for the below average temperatures, the competitors had wonderful conditions with strong competition. Racing was called late afternoon after completing 7 races in each division.
Upon returning to shore the competitors enjoyed a pizza party sponsored by Regatta Ginger Beer. Awards of sailors knot bracelets were given for the top three placing teams and the top five teams will be heading to the finals at Bowdoin. A fun, competitive and social day on the water was had by all.
Sail Black Rock
|2||The Hotchkiss School||Bearcats||19||27||46|
|3||Darien High School||Blue Wave||27||28||55|
|4||The Prout School||Crusaders||28||34||62|
|5||Newton Country Day School||Falcons||35||31||66|
|6||Staples High School||The Wreckers||32||37||69|
|7||Choate Rosemary Hall||Wild Boars||56||43||99|
|8||The Williams School||Blues||54||53||107|
|9||Greenwich High School||Cardinals||57||51||108|
|10||Stamford High School||Black Knights||50||65||115|
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.