The 2019 NJISA Spring Fleet Championship drew its most participants in several years as 17 schools competed for the chance to advance to district level events.
The southerly, shifty breeze kept the competitors and the race committee honest, as both the left and right paid off in different races and the course needed to be adjusted a few times. The breeze began at a steady five knots, but by the end of the 22-race series, there were hiking puffs of 12 knots. Each division completed 11 W4 races between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.
The Ranney Panthers controlled the regatta from the third set onward, eventually winning their third straight spring fleet title by 23 points. Rumson-Fair Haven sat comfortably in second place for most of the day. Southern Regional, Toms River North and Trinity Hall wrapped up the top-five spots. Ranney won both the A division and B division for the series.
The top four (maybe five) teams have secured a berth in the MASSA Mallory Spring Championship in Annapolis, which is the qualifier for both the Mallory National Championship and the Phoebe King Memorial National Invitational. The next four or five teams will sail in the MASSA Silver Spring Championship at Washington College. Allocations will be finalized this week.
A big thanks to the regatta management team of Dr. Randall Nunn (PRO), Dave Magno (mark boat), and Patrick Modin (race committee) for a great day of sailing. As always, thank you to TRYC and OCC for providing the facility and fleet.
|3||Southern Regional High School||Rams||67||51||118|
|4||Toms River North||Mariners||59||70||129|
|6||Conestoga High School||Pioneers||99||42||141|
|7||St. Augustine Prep School||Hermits||69||77||146|
|8||Toms River South||Indians||81||91||172|
|9||Summit High School||Hilltoppers||89||92||181|
|10||Christian Brothers Academy||Colts||97||85||182|
|11||Donovan Catholic High School||Griffins||88||133||221|
|12||Chatham High School||Cougars||156||92||248|
|13||St. Rose High School||Purple Roses||116||141||257|
|14||Oak Knoll School||Royals||165||147||312|
|15||Central Regional High School||Eagles||148||169||317|
|16||Red Bank Catholic High School||Caseys||143||MRP||186||MRP||329|
|17||Perth Amboy High School||Panthers||191||MRP||197||MRP||388|
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.