NESSA George O'Day Trophy


Sunday, May 8:

It was a full day of racing at MIT in sunny conditions with lots of wind. Base wind was 15-20 mph, gusting to as high as 35, from the East. Eleven races were contested in each division using a 2x port triangle course with the start and finish at the bottom. Two protests were filed, resulting in a single DSQ. Five redress were filed with two granted. One team was penalized 10 points in each division for not wearing pinnies. With the high breeze and gusts, there was a lot of planing on the downwind reaches. Just off the MIT dock, the gybe mark lived up to its nickname, the “entertainment mark.” Quite a few sailors got baptized in the Charles, sometimes 2 or 3 boats at once.

Thanks go out to PRO Fran Charles and his able assistant Lucy, starting races at a good tempo in challenging conditions. Two local college sailors manned the finish boat throughout the day, Caleb Niles, ‘22 Northeastern, and Abby Murray, ‘23 BU. Wally Corwin manned the dock, assisting sailors when equipment needed attention or replacement. Chris Crane spent most of the day in a safety boat, assisting sailors that went swimming. Carl Zimba was the event scorer.

Congratulations to the Brunswick School for winning the 2022 NESSA Fleet Racing Championship and taking home the George O’Day Trophy. Following closely behind was the Hotchkiss School and the Portsmouth Abbey School. All three will go on to represent NESSA at the ISSA Fleet Racing Championship. The following 4 schools, St. George’s School, Tabor Academy, Greens Farms Academy, and Barrington HS, have the opportunity to represent NESSA at the Phoebe King Regatta.

Score summary

2The HotchkissBearcats175673
3Portsmouth AbbeyRavens523385
4St. George'sDragons5248100
5Tabor AcademySeawolves8065145
6Greens Farms AcademyDragons8959148
8Milton AcademyMustangs92104196
11Fairfield LudloweFalcons97LOP110LOP207
12Boston CollegeEagles138112250
13East GreenwichAvengers142134276
15Belmont HillVarsity169141310

Score history

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.

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