We welcomed 5 teams for the Baker Quals this year and teams were greeted with strong Westerly winds and an incoming tide which made for good conditions in the river just outside the Patriots Point Marina and the CofC Sailing Center. In the first round Immaculata La Salle and Antilles suffered only one loss while Ransom and St. Thomas Aquinas dropped 2 each. Hoggard mixed it up but was unable to secure a win.
After a short break the teams went back out and raced in building breeze. La Salle continued to sail well, going undefeated in this round and Ransom tightened their game up beating all but La Salle. As breeze built and gusts started hitting the high 20 knot range sailors struggled to keep their FJ's upright. Around 2 PM as the second round was completing the PRO, ISSA Rep, OA and Umpires concurred that there was too much wind to continue safely and the regatta was called at this point.
On shore there was a request to consider reopening the event but this was denied by the OA and RC based on continuing high breezes. Despite not getting the third round in we are happy to be sending two very competitive teams from our region to the Baker Championships this year. All teams sailed very well. We are so appreciative of the efforts of Chief Umpire Jeff Woodard and his team including, Kathy Lindgren, Amy Woodard and Ryan Davidson. PRO Mark DeGuire and wife MC were assisted by CofC sophomores and Dockmaster Ned Goss in the safety boat.
Congratulations and good luck to Immaculata La Salle and Ransom Everglades at the Nationals!
|1||Immaculata La Salle High School||Royal Lions||7/1||Justin Callahan '22||Brianna Ross '22|
|Mitchell Callahan '22||Caroline Caudron '23|
|Danny Rianno '23||Jadin Gonzalez '24|
|Umi Noritake '24||Umi Noritake '24|
|Danny Rianno '23|
|2||Ransom Everglades School||Raiders||5/3||Stephan Baker '22||Livia Herman '22|
|Jackson McAliley '23||Boris Bialer '22|
|Griggs Diemar '25||Emery Diemar '24|
|*||3||St. Thomas Aquinas High School||Raiders||4/4||Cody Roe '25||Ava Meschel '24|
|Jack Redmond '22||KJ HIll '25|
|Mary (Lucy) Meagher '23||Parker Bustamante '25|
|Kevin Gosselin '23|
|**||4||Antilles School||Hurricanes||4/4||Winn Majette '23||Megan Cassidy '22|
|Tanner Krygsveld '25||Caitlin Briggs '23|
|Caroline Sibilly '22||Katherine Majette '23|
|Alexis Young '23|
|JJ Knowles '22|
|5||John T. Hoggard High School||Vikings Varsity||0/8||Tavia Smith '23||Jamie Keener '22|
|Petra Humphrey '25||Danny Diederich '23|
|Danny Diederich '23||Francis (Mac) Humphrey '22|
|Ben Usher '23||Emmy Teer '25|
|Francis (Mac) Humphrey '22||Hans Westermark '25|
|Jane Wright '24|
|*||Number of races won when tied teams met (2)|
|**||Number of races won when tied teams met (0)|