After four weeks of predominantly windy practice days and a weekend forecast of sunny skies with northwest winds 10-15 knots and gusts to 20, the host team looked forward to two days of fantastic, competitive sailing. It was not to be on Saturday as the weather experts got the sunny skies and wind direction correct but that was about it. Over a five-hour period with the breeze never exceeding 5-6 knots and multiple postponements as it clocked from the north to the west and back again within two minutes of a start, the Race Committee was able to complete only six races before throwing in the towel.
Sunday was just the opposite as a steady northeast wind of 13-17 knots with gusts reaching 22 greeted the sailors and continued through 14 more races until the regatta was called at 2:30 PM after one full round-robin of 20 races had been completed. Waves, three-four feet high, came rolling down Western Long Island Sound throughout most of the morning causing challenging conditions for the stalwart sailors and several capsizes.
As always, participating sailors enjoyed the best New York City bagels and cheesecake and even some good New England clam chowder.
We want to acknowledge with gratitude the many Fordham sailors, who helped make this event an overwhelming success and our Official Photographer, Bridget Walter of North Fork Memories in Cutchogue New York, who somehow took hundreds of photos while perched upon the Race Committee boat while it pitched and rolled like a Rodeo buckinï¿½ bronco all day Sunday.
Congratulations to the Fordham team of Alex Sachs, Alex Wiggins, Joe Turchiano & Emma Pfohman for winning the 2010 Jesuit Open Intersectional.
Amherst was a No-Show.
Joe Sullivan, Coach, Fordham University Sailing Team
|1||Fordham University||Rams 1||28||16||44|
|3||U. S. Naval Academy||Midshipmen||24||38||62|
|4||SUNY Maritime College||Privateers||57||41||98|
|5||University of Notre Dame||Fighting Irish||40||65||105|
|6||Fordham University||Rams 2||54||54||108|
|8||U. S. Military Academy||Army||78||66||144|
|9||Loyola University New Orleans||Wolfpack||94||98||192|
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.