MISSA East Baker - Pre Qualifier Tier 2


Friday, April 12:

Nine teams from high schools in Michigan and Ohio arrived at Grosse Pointe Yacht Club's Marine Activities Center on Friday morning to see who would qualify to represent MISSA East at the MISSA Baker qualifier regatta. Racing was delayed approximately 3.5 hours due to high winds and flooding at the host location. Conditions improved, with winds out of the east at 15-22 knots. A course was set and the Race Committee was able to get 7 races completed. Winds shifted significantly to the south and increased to 18-22 knots, and the course was moved to get some protection from land. As Race Committee approached the start of the 8th race, the winds picked up to 20-25 knots, with gusts into the 30s. The first attempt at race 8 was abandoned by the Race Committee. Due to high winds, racing was cancelled for the remainder of Friday and teams were instructed to report early on Saturday.

Saturday, April 13:

Saturday morning saw an early start with teams arriving at 7:30 am in hopes of taking advantage of more favorable winds. Racing started with winds at 15 knots out of the WSW gusting to 20. During the event there were a few wind shifts but only one course change was required. Winds built throughout the morning to 18-20 knots with gusts to 25. The Race Committee and teams were able to work efficiently, and one full round robin was completed.One full round was completed.

Congratulations to the following four teams that move on to the MISSA Baker qualifier regatta in Chicago on May 4 and 5: St. Ignatius High School, Cleveland; Grosse Pointe South High School; Cranbrook Kingswood; and West Bloomfield High School. Good luck in Chicago!

Thank you to everyone who helped put on this regatta! Special thanks go to: Grosse Pointe South for hosting the regatta; Grosse Pointe Yacht Club for use of their amazing venue and boats, and for the dedication and support of Wally Cross and Emily Simon; Grosse Pointe Youth Nautical Education Foundation for its continued support of high school sailing; all members of the Race Committee; Chief Umpire Fred Hagedorn and his crew of umpires; MISSA representatives Lynn Frikker and Eric Ellison; and the hospitality crew that kept the sailors fed and hydrated. And last, but certainly not least, a huge thank you to regatta chairperson Bill Turner, and to Gretchen Carron.

Final Results

1St. Ignatius (OH)St. Ignatius HS - Cleveland, OHWildcats8/0Spencer Barnes '20JP Wynne '20
Will Carroll '21Will Thorton '20
JP Starck '20Ethan Fisher '22
2Grosse Pointe SouthGrosse Pointe South High SchoolBlue Devils7/1Anna Carron '21Drew Clutterbuck '19
Billy Vogel '21Emma Turner '19
Dominic Dulac '20Dominic Dulac '20
Dougie Cowan '22Carly Orhan '19
Christiana Scheibner '19Audrey Whitaker '19
3Cranbrook KingswoodCranbrook KingswoodCranbrook Green6/2Adrian Stone '20Bonnie Zhu '19
Henry Gonzalez '21Paige Gorman '21
Matthew Tan '19Madison Fan '21
4West BloomfieldWest Bloomfield High SchoolLakers Varsity5/3Jack Bull '19Walter Paliga '22
Matthew Elliott '20Isabel Dziuba '19
Nicole Millerman '19Anthony Dziuba '21
5Rocky RiverRocky River High SchoolPirates4/4Maggie Swasey '19Charlie Movius '22
Margot Dugan '20Jackie Rosenbaum '21
Bill Lazarro '22Molly Sheridan '21
Joey Bonacci '21
6BayBay High SchoolVarsity3/5Jack Vanderhorst '22Ashley Almquist '21
Jonathan Mack '22Ella Adelman '22
Ellen Petrigan '22Robert Mansuetto '21
Robert Mansuetto '21Ellen Petrigan '22
7Grosse Pointe NorthGrosse Pointe North High SchoolNorsemen2/6Charlie Ramsdell '20Jonathan Smith '20
Zach Rockwell '20Joshua Scott '19
Shay Gualdoni '21Teddy Prokop '19
David Ament '21
McLellan '19
8Mercy  - MIMercy University of Detroit JesuitMUDJ1/7Jenna Kozal '20Alex Acosta '20
Marina Lamphier '20Katie Ruffing '21
Gavin Lamphier '22Gavin Lamphier '22
Nick Myneni '22Nathan Green '22
9Detroit Country DayDetroit Country Day SchoolVarsity0/8Ethan Lee '19Dwight Ellis '20
Nate Marsden '19Jay Hannah '21
Kaya Donat '20Michael Williams '20