ISSA Mallory National Championship


Saturday, June 3:

For the first time ever, New Jersey played host for the ISSA Mallory Doublehanded National Championship, welcoming 20 teams from all seven districts. Toms River Yacht Club, home of the New Jersey Interscholastic Sailing Association, served as the sailing venue, located just a few miles from the Barnegat Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.

Sailors were greeted with unseasonably cool temperatures in the low 60s and a northeast breeze, which made for some puffy and shifty conditions on Toms River. Racing commenced around 10:15 and the courses were split evenly between W4 and W5, with the latter being run to finish close to the rotation dock. The fleet sailed until just after 19:00, stopping after race 10B.

Multiple protests were heard by the team of US Sailing judges, resulting in three DSQs. Requests for breakdown points were granted to three schools. Protests from Saturday will be heard prior to racing on Sunday as well.

Mater Dei (PCISA) was the leader after Saturday's 20 races, 18 points ahead of second place Severn School (MASSA). Norfolk Academy (MASSA), St. George's (NESSA) and Point Loma (PCISA) were third through fifth after day one.

The first warning is set for 9:30 on Sunday morning to finish out this year's National Championship.

Sunday, June 4:

Sunday at the Mallory National Championship saw a bright, sunny day for the 20 teams in Toms River. A light northeast breeze held on long enough to complete the first two races of the day, but soon shut off and a half hour on-the-water postponement was needed ahead of race 11B. An easterly breeze filled to a nice 6-10 knots, in which the remainder of the races were sailed in. A total of 10 races - five in each division - were completed before the 15:00 cut off time.

As Sunday progressed, the gap between Mater Dei and Severn dwindled. Going into the 15th and final race for both divisions, the point difference was in the single digits. Ultimately, Mater Dei was able to emerge victorious after tightly-contested final races, securing the PCISA school's second consecutive ISSA Fleet Race title.

Severn (MASSA) was a strong runner-up, seven points behind Mater Dei. St. George's School (NESSA) edged Norfolk Academy (MASSA) for third place. Point Loma (PCISA) was 13 points behind in fifth place overall.

Mater Dei's Morgan Pinckney, Ashtyn Tierney and Vera Allen won a tiebreaker over Severn's Thomas Sitzmann, Jed Lory and Scarlett Harris in A Division. Similarly, Mater Dei's Reade Decker, Noah Stapelton and Hannah Crompton won B Division by seven points over Severn's Robby Meek and Helena English.

Multiple protests were heard on Sunday with two resulting in disqualifications. One boat retired after finishing.

New Jersey's first-ever Mallory National Championship could not have been possible without an army of volunteers and support personnel. A special thank you to the following: Dr. Randall Nunn (Regatta Chair/Mark Boat), Tim Hogan (ISSA President), Clay Johnson (PRO), Jason Lutz (ISSA Rep/Support Boat), Dave Magno (Support Boat/Finish Boat), Jody Lutz (Mark Boat), Diane Schmelz (Hospitality Chair), Harry Foote (Chief US Sailing Judge), Pris Gettis (US Sailing Judge), Jan O'Malley (US Sailing Judge), Peter Chirlian (US Sailing Judge), Brendan Hogan (Dock Support), Autumn Hoover (RC Boat), Reese Munger (RC Boat), Brooke Schmelz (RC Boat), Tim Faranetta (Finish Boat), Sam Stokes (Dock Support), and of course, everyone's favorite mark boat dog, Jetty.

ISSA sends a big thank you to Commodore Mandie Rhodes and Toms River Yacht Club for welcoming the Mallory teams to TRYC's beautiful clubhouse and excellent facilities, as well as to Commodore Scott Yates and the Barnegat Bay Yacht Racing Association for supplying the CFJ fleet and the Ribcraft RIBs for support boats. Island Heights Yacht Club graciously lent its floating dock that was used for rotations throughout the weekend. If this weekend was any indication, New Jersey High School Sailing is certainly in great shape thanks to these dedicated partners.

Congratulations once again to the Mater Dei Monarchs on earning the Mallory Trophy as Doublehanded National Champions!

Score summary

1Mater DeiMonarchs7455129
3St. George'sDragons90113203
4Norfolk AcademyBulldogs96110206
5Point LomaPointers101118219
6The Stony BrookBears156113269
7Ransom EvergladesRaiders17994273
8Clear FallsKnights146139285
9Lake ForestScouts138165303
10Archbishop SpaldingCavaliers194119313
11San MarcosKnights164161325
12The HotchkissBearcats186156342
13Gulliver PreparatoryRaiders164187351
14Lucy BeckhamBengals173184357
15St. Ignatius (IL)Wolfpack145225370
18RooseveltRough Riders179257436
19Grosse Pointe SouthBlue Devils234244478

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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