Saturday, April 9:

MISSA Mallory Central Baker qualifier day one began a bit cold; most of the 10 teams had to brush snow or scrape ice off their cars before showing up at the host Chicago Yacht Club. The wind played havoc on racers and race committee alike as the day heated up to a balmy 42 degrees. During the day, there was a steady 8 to 10-knot breeze, but the shifts fluctuated anywhere from a few degrees to 25 degrees, and every few races that oscillation would turn into a persistent shift, and the race committee would have to square the course. Race committee members were able to complete 36 races despite the challenges as the breeze died in the late afternoon. Lake Forest, St. Ignatius, and Latin were the leading teams at the end of the day.

Sunday, April 10:

Because of the conditions at the end of Saturday and the forecast for Sunday, the original double round-robin plan had to be modified. After round one finished, teams 4, 5, 6, and 7 sailed a Knock-out Series for the fourth and fifth spot to MISSA Baker Championships to be held in Pontiac, MI. With Lake Forest, St. Ignatius, and Latin locking up the top three qualifying spots, the sail-off was between Evanston, New Trier, Latin and Lab school, with the top two teams advancing to the Championships. There were some intense team races among these four teams as the breeze settled in from 10 to 13 knots from the Southeast. Chicago University Lab School and Walter Payton college prep finished 4th and 5th at the qualifier, respectively. Our heartfelt thanks go out to the race committee and the umpire crew, as well as all the coaches who pitched in to make this event successful. Congratulations and good luck to the top five schools, Lake Forest High School, St. Ignatius College Prep, Latin School of Chicago, Chicago University Lab School, and Walter Payton College Prep, who advanced to the MISSA Baker Finals.

Final Results

1Lake ForestLake Forest High SchoolScouts9/0Henry Scholz '23Mary Carter '24
Charlie Gish '24Josie Janowicz '23
Owen Kohut '25Paige Roby '23
Tristan McDonald '24Tristan McDonald '24
Keegan Chatburn '25Rachel Pogany '23
2St. Ignatius (IL)St. Ignatius College Prep, Chicago, ILWolfpack7/2Avery Baldwin '25Jack Duffy '23
Jack Baldwin '22Olivia Schmitt '22
Peter Barnard '23Stella Potter '22
3Latin  of ChicagoLatin School of ChicagoRomans6/3Christian Prendergast '24Maya Mahoney '23
Domenic Sacchetti '23Emery Sularz '25
Timothy Hesse '23Emily Marlas '22
*4U Chicago LaboratoryUniversity of Chicago Laboratory SchoolsMaroons5/4Benny Wild '22Lydia Frost '24
David Ren '24Amy Ren '23
Elizabeth Frost '23Bryan Pan '23
Benjamin Luu '23
*4Walter Payton CollegWalter Payton College Preparatory High SchoolGrizzlies5/4Deana Fedulova '24Lucia Duffy '25
Rem Johannknecht '22Lucy Harley '23
Tristan Tucker '22Harry Wu '24
Cora Star '22
**6Evanston Township HSEvanston Township HSWildkits5/4Charlie Herrick '22Tyler Knohl '22
Eva DeCastro '24Ainslie Pratt '23
Quinn Stevens '23Jack O'Connor '22
Bennett Gottesman '23William Styslinger '24
**6New Trier HSNew Trier HSTrevian5/4George Barton '22Lucy Elvart '24
Caroline McClain '24Will Broseman '22
Calvin Lutton '22Emil Body-Goldberg '23
Arrieta Angueira Salbidegoitia '22Ann Tokoyoda '24
8Loyola AcademyLoyola AcademyRamblers2/7Lexi Chigas '22Fiona Naughton '22
Santiago Echevarria '22Peter Garrison '24
Natalia Bretones '23Nicholas Neenan '23
9Beacon AcademyBeacon AcademyTrailblazers1/8Noah Blake '23Elliott Sutton '24
Lily Brandt '23Gavin Parsons '24
Gretchen Nevel '23Merritt Woolridge '23
10Lyons TownshipLyons Township High SchoolLions0/9Gavin Dempsey '22Leo Dempsey '24
Keg Avakian '22Ali Jensen '22
Kaylee Good '23Carrie`` Narbuts '23
*2-1 in Sailoff
**1-2 in Sailoff