It was a slow start to day 1 of the MISSA Mallory Qualifier. 20 teams from across the Midwest came to Cleveland to compete for the chance to make it to the high school nationals. Winds were light and variable. The course was set in the western basin of the Cleveland Harbor. The winds did pick up a bit in the afternoon but were very shifty. The Race Committee's goal was to get at least 3 races in for each division not knowing what the wind conditions would be on day two of the regatta. They were successful and racing concluded in the late afternoon in that the wind conditions continued to be challenging at best to get off more races. Teams drew for boats for this event which made rotations at the dock a bit quicker and helped comply with Covid regulations. Cleveland Harbor also serves as a waterway for freighters to travel back and forth to the coal bulk terminal. The competitors had a chance to see the American Courage travel out the Cuyahoga River and across the basin both days of the regatta.
Day two started out with a bleak forecast for no wind. The race committee postponed the start of racing. Fortunately, the wind picked up and settled in at 7 - 11 knots out of the Northeast which allowed for some much better conditions for day two. It was not without some huge shifts as it tried to settle but by early afternoon the competitors were able to get in some good racing. 18 races completed the regatta in what was a challenging 2 days on the water for the race committee and the teams due to wind conditions. Temperatures in the upper 60s with plenty of sunshine on the north coast allowed competitors the option to switch from drysuits to wetsuits and spray gear.
4 judges were on the water both days covering rule 42. Cliff Black was the chief judge for this event. Steve Harris PRO.
1st place went to Bay Village, 2nd place to Lake Forest, 3rd place - St. Ignatius (Cleveland) and 4th place to Latin of Chicago. All 4 teams move on to the ISSA Mallory Doublehanded Nationals to be held back in Cleveland June 5th and 6th. Congratulations to all the competitors and we look forward to seeing these teams back at the Historic Coast Guard Station in June.
|1||Bay High School||Varsity||30||43||73|
|2||Lake Forest High School||Scouts||41||57||98|
|3||St. Ignatius HS - Cleveland, OH||Wildcats||43||80||123|
|4||Latin School of Chicago||Romans||79||57||136|
|*||5||Southwest High School||Lakers||110||38||148|
|*||6||Grosse Pointe South High School||Blue Devils||78||70||148|
|7||St. Ignatius College Prep, Chicago, IL||Wolfpack||48||101||149|
|10||Minnetonka High School||Skippers||66||111||177|
|11||Walter Payton College Preparatory High School||Grizzlies||121||62||183|
|12||Arrowhead High School||Warhawks||135||61||196|
|13||Orono High School||Spartans||103||116||219|
|14||University of Chicago Laboratory Schools||Maroons||147||77||224|
|16||Traverse City Central||TCC Varsity Black||92||154||246|
|18||Jones College Prep||Eagles||136||114||250|
|19||New Trier HS||Trevian||118||160||278|
|20||Westerville North High School||Warriors||148||161||309|
|*||Number of high-place (1) finishes|
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.
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