Sixteen Mid-Atlantic teams descended on Toms River, New Jersey for the 2021 MASSA Mallory Qualifier and Fleet Championship. Sailors were greeted with classic Jersey Shore conditions: a light westerly and warming temperatures, which eventually brought the southeast sea breeze by the 10:45 first race.
The fleet contended with shifty breeze and some powerboat chop during the 20 total races sailed on Saturday, 10 races in each division.
At the end of day one, Severn School held a commanding 57-point lead. Donovan Catholic was second, just four points ahead of third place Bethesda-Chevy Chase. Ranney School was in fourth place, three points in front of a three-way tie for fifth place between Stony Brook, Norfolk Collegiate, and Christchurch.
Multiple protests filed were set to be heard on Sunday morning. Three protests resulted in DSQs, while one team was granted redress.
Teams returned to TRYC at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday morning with 12 races remaining in the regatta. Unfortunately, the breeze did not cooperate with the schedule, as a light west breeze caused things to slow down considerably.
Races 11A, 12A, and 11B were sailed in a shifty west breeze before the wind died and the first attempt to sail race 12B was abandoned after the start. After nearly two hours waiting for the sea breeze, it began to fill around 1:00 p.m. The course was reset after the breeze settled in and race 12B was completed. Due to the 2:00 p.m. cutoff time, the decision was made that race 12B would end the regatta.
Congratulations to the Severn School for winning the district championship and qualifying for the Mallory National Championship. Bethesda-Chevy Chase, Donovan Catholic and Norfolk Collegiate will join Severn at the Nationals. The next five teams - Stony Brook, Ranney, Christchurch, Toms River North and Christian Brothers - have qualified for the Phebe King Memorial National Invitational.
Many thanks to the regatta management team: Dr. Randall Nunn, Regatta Chair; Dave Magno, PRO; John Paggi, RC; Jody Lutz, Mark Set; Mike Ehnot, Mark Set; Harry Foote, US Sailing Judge; Pris Gettis, US Sailing Judge; Jason Lutz, Scoring.
MASSA is grateful to Toms River Yacht Club for hosting 16 teams from across the district and allowing use of the facilities in tandem with their club events. The Barnegat Bay Yacht Racing Association graciously supplied the fleet of CFJs and four Ribcraft RIBs for patrol boats.
|2||Bethesda - Chevy Chase HS||Battlin' Baron||67||69||136|
|3||Donovan Catholic High School||Griffins||74||64||138|
|4||Norfolk Collegiate School||Oaks||75||90||165|
|5||The Stony Brook School||Bears||66||102||168|
|*||8||Toms River North||Mariners||120||60||180|
|9||Christian Brothers Academy||Colts||91||97||188|
|11||Broadneck High School||Bruins||102||113||215|
|12||St. Mary's High School (MD)||Saints||118||120||238|
|13||Hampton Roads Academy||Navigators||168||91||259|
|14||Biotechnology High School||Nerds||145||142||287|
|15||Fairport High School||Red Raiders||165||146||311|
|16||Pittsford High School||Knights||177||168||345|
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.