Eleven teams from Michigan and Ohio were ready to fleet race on Saturday to determine who would represent MISSA East at the MISSA Mallory qualifier regatta to be held at Pontiac Yacht Club on April 27 and 28. This regatta started immediately after the Baker regatta, with many of the teams participating in both regattas.
Teams were on the water just after noon, with winds clocked at 15-20 knots, gusting to 25 knots. The Race Committee completed two A division races and two B division races. With wind speeds increasing throughout the afternoon leading to increasingly challenging conditions, the Race Committee was able to complete a third A division race and a third B division race before sending competitors ashore for the day. Factoring into this decision was the number of boats capsizing and being damaged due to the racing conditions. After careful consideration of the forecast for Sunday which was not promising, it was determined that there would be no racing on Sunday and the regatta was complete.
Congratulations to the eight teams advancing to the MISSA Mallory Qualifier: Grosse Pointe South; St. Ignatius, Cleveland; Bay High School; West Bloomfield High School; Black River High School; Cranbrook Kingswood; Grosse Pointe North; and Rocky River High School.
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.
The regatta was completed on Saturday, April 13.
|1||Grosse Pointe South High School||Blue Devils||12||5||17|
|2||St. Ignatius HS - Cleveland, OH||Wildcats||11||13||24|
|3||Bay High School||Varsity||12||14||26|
|4||West Bloomfield High School||Lakers Varsity||12||19||31|
|*||5||Black River Public School||Varsity||13||19||32|
|*||6||Cranbrook Kingswood||Cranbrook Green||15||17||32|
|7||Grosse Pointe North High School||Norsemen||22||11||33|
|8||Rocky River High School||Pirates||26||19||45|
|9||Brother Rice/Marian High School - MI||BRMS Blue||20||34||54|
|10||Mercy University of Detroit Jesuit||MUDJ||31||26||57|
|11||Detroit Country Day School||Varsity||36||30||66|
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.