O'Day Qualifier @ Bristol, RI


Sunday, May 1:

The O'Day Qualifier hosted by Portsmouth Abbey School at Bristol YC in Bristol, RI was run in a variety of conditions. The regatta was sailed in the schools fleet of Club 420s. In the morning we had a very shifty and light breeze coming from the north, which eventually died and delayed the start of racing for about an hour. The wind went south and was initially very shifty but we were able to complete 1.5 rotations before the wind direction settled in and developed into a strong southerly at 15-18kts.

We completed 3 of 5 rotations in A & B divisions (12 of 20 races), enough for a qualifier. There were several minor boat repairs which were quickly resolved by the Abbey's on-shore support team between rotations, thank you Ben B. and Claire F. for facilitating these minor repairs to keep the regatta going in a timely manner.

There were no protests, and on-site judges, headed by John Mooney were on standby should they have been needed. Thank you John and your team of judges for being available. Scoring was updated quickly on Techscore using a manual form on the water which was texted to the onshore scorer stationed in an office at BYC. Thank you Mary A. (on water recorder) and Alastair M. (onshore poster) for quick and efficient work with the scoring.

Of note were the Booth Bay B Division women, though finishing last in the last 2 races, and were clearly a bit out of their comfort zone in the 15-18kts of wind, showed incredible enthusiasm at the finish of each of those races. They never gave up!

Respectfully submitted,

Gregg K. Dietrich

Score summary

1St. George'sDragons161430
2Portsmouth AbbeyRavens201333
5Lincoln AcademyEagles382462
6The ProutCrusaders432467
9Moses BrownQuakers394988
10Boothbay RHSSeaHawks Gold5758115

Score history

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