MASSA Team Race Championship (Baker Qualifier)


Saturday, April 27:

Arriving under partly cloudy skies on the Lafayette River, eight schools from the Mid-Atlantic District competed for the opportunity to advance to the Baker National Team Race Championship or the National Invitational Tournament. With winds barely south of west sustained at 10-20 mph and offering only minor oscillations but gusts up to 30 mph. Seas were up to 2 feet.

A full round robin and most of a second, totaling 49 races, on a digital N course were completed on this first day of competition. Christchurch School finished the first day of competition in first place with 11 wins and 1 loss, They were closely followed by Severn School with 10 wins and 1 loss. Rye High School took third place with 9 wins and 2 losses. Ranney School and Norfolk Collegiate School held a tie for forth place with 6 wins and 6 losses each.

A number of DSQ's were granted due to assistance with capsizes. One request for redress was heard, resulting in a resail of race 37 was granted for Sunday due to a parting rudder hold line on a new boat.

Sunday, April 28:

Sailors were met on the Lafayette River with with temperatures that reached 80 degrees and initial SSW winds of of 10-18 gusting to 25 that gently oscillated to WSW and back. Skies were partly cloudy and seas were choppy.

Before competition commenced with race 50, redress for race 37 being reopened. Redress was denied and original scores reinstated due to rule 5.5. An additional 35 races were completed filling out three full round robins (84 races) for the regatta. Severn School won the the tie breaker against Christchurch School for the first place trophy. Christchurch School took second place, followed by Rye High School capturing the third place trophy.

Special thanks to the race committee and especially to Christine Acetella and her team for umpiring the races.

Final Results

*1SevernSevern SchoolAdmirals19/2Jordan Bruce '20Andrea Riefkohl '20
Mariner Fagan '20Caroline Bayless '19
Madeline Hawkins '20Rees Tindall '21
Sam Bruce '20Ryan Wahba '20
Addi Harris '20
**2ChristchurchChristchurch SchoolSeahorses19/2Boyd Bragg '19Reese Bragg '21
Mariana Guzman Casas '19Jeronimo Guzman '21
Benton Amthor '19Jeff Elkin '20
Nathan Smith '20Mariana Guzman Casas '19
Carson Rozell '19
Anna Flynn '20
3RyeRye High SchoolGarnets14/7Michelle Lahrkamp '19Elliot Taft '19
Lahrkamp Vanessa '22Madeline Saffer '20
Quirke Jacqueline '21Van der Voort Elizabeth '21
Van der Voort Constantyn '19
Constantyn Vandervoort '19
4RanneyRanney SchoolPanthers12/9Luke Arnone '19Blake Epstein '19
Cameron Giblin '19Matthew Hamelsky '19
Brooke Schmelz '21Will Beyer '20
John Cocozza '20
5Norfolk CollegiateNorfolk Collegiate SchoolOaks9/12Parker Purrington '19Ray Domena '19
Chris Robertson '19Sam Beck '21
Alex Schuck '21Jon Krueger '20
6Bethesda - Chevy ChaBethesda - Chevy Chase HSBattlin' Baron6/15Nick Budington '21Liam Gronda '21
Friso Grolleman '20Anna Grolleman '22
Matt Budington '21C. Augie Spendley '19
7The Stony BrookThe Stony Brook SchoolBears3/18Jack Crager '20Ella Simmons '20
Thomas DeRose '19Harry Fredericks '22
Lilly Jette '21Joshua Pavao '20
Will Meitz '19Alyssa Jette '19
Margaret Hunt '19
8PoquosonPoquoson High SchoolIslanders2/19Jack McKenna '20Emmaline DiCarlo '20
Charlotte Patterson '20Ashlyn Wise '21
Chase Brewer '22Claire DiCarlo '22
*Number of races won when tied teams met (2)
**Number of races won when tied teams met (1)