20 schools arrived to a cold and rainy Saturday at the US Naval Academy, with puffy, shifty Northerly winds at 6-14 knots. LT Ted Huebner, LT Ben Herring and their team of midshipmen set a trapezoid course off Triton Point in the mouth of Annapolis Harbor. A Division started in 420s and B was in FJs while both dinghy fleets sailed 6 races before lunch. The C division Lasers and D division Radials stayed out all day and completed 12 races each. After race 10, A& B switched fleets and sailed two more to end the day. Roger Williams sailed extremely consistently in all divisions to open up a solid lead over the rest of the field. When the fleet returned to shore, the competitors were treated to a cookout by Joan Morin and her Naval Academy Sailing volunteers. Special thanks to Herb Larrabee and Rob Rowlands who braved the cold in Zodiacs all day and heard protests late into the night. In all three protests and two redress requests were heard, resulting in Georgetown being scored DSQ in race 12B and HWS receiving breakdown points in race 2C.
On Sunday, 8 more races per division were completed on a trapezoid course set in the Severn River off the Robert Crown Center. In the 5-15 knot NNW breeze, all races were completed by 2:30 in the afternoon without a lunch break. One protest was reopened from the day before and Georgetown was reinstated in race 12B. Two new protests and one request for redress were heard, resulting in Harvard and WAC receiving DSQs in race 14B and Tufts receiving BKD in race 19D. A number of items were left in the VOST Classroom downstairs, so if anyone on your team is missing anything, please contact us and we will see if we have it. Congratulations to the Roger Williams University Hawks for sailing a solid regatta in all divisions and claiming the victory in the 2009 Navy Fall Intersectional. If you want to check out any of the action from the weekend, please tune in to the regatta coverage on www.sailgroove.org.
|1||Roger Williams University||Hawks||112||170||109||77||468|
|4||College of Charleston||Cougars||190||134||55||197||576|
|6||U. S. Naval Academy||Midshipmen||174||197||211||125||707|
|7||Hobart and William Smith Colleges||Statesmen||252||199||144||136||731|
|9||St. Mary's College of Maryland||Seahawks||172||183||235||197||787|
|13||University of Miami||Hurricanes||237||163||258||264||922|
|14||U. S. Merchant Marine Academy||Mariners||286||222||278||184||970|
|15||University of South Florida||Bulls||189||309||167||310||975|
|16||SUNY Maritime College||Privateers||220||196||351||303||1070|
|18||University of Pennsylvania||Quakers||231||304||249||373||1157|
|*||20||University of Florida||Gators||279||397||195||304||1175|
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