2012 marks the 70th anniversary of the Danmark Trophy and it coincided with Homecoming at the Coast Guard Academy. Unfortunately, the football game saw much better conditions on the field than the Thames River provided for racing. Racing began with a light Northerly with strong ebb that continued to increase throughout the day (3+ knots). The conditions were challenging for sailors and race management alike. The weather mark was voluntarily moved many times by competitors which helped keep the mark set boat busy. Seven races were sailed in A-Division (420â€™s) and six were completed in B-Division.
There were no protests or breakdowns.
Sunday brought similar conditions as yesterday with the breeze coming out of the NE. The divisions switched fleets to start the day with race 7B started at 10:00. The ebb started shortly after racing began and increased rapidly. Three races in A were sailed and two in B and the breeze died just before noon. We took an early lunch break and waited patiently until 2:00 when racing was called for the day.
All courses were W-4â€™s with the finish line to starboard of the race committee boat. There were no protests or breakdowns.
Congratulations to the Brown Bears who won the 2012 Danmark Trophy for the first time since 1992
|3||Massachusetts Institute of Technology||Engineers||69||63||132|
|4||St. Mary's College of Maryland||Seahawks||63||73||136|
|5||College of Charleston||Cougars||75||65||140|
|8||Old Dominion University||Monarchs||85||72||157|
|10||Roger Williams University||Hawks||64||108||172|
|11||Dartmouth College||Big Green||88||100||188|
|12||Hobart and William Smith Colleges||Statesmen||79||113||192|
|13||University of Rhode Island||Rams||137||68||205|
|15||SUNY Maritime College||Privateers||108||112||220|
|17||U. S. Coast Guard Academy||Bears||120||117||237|
|19||University of Minnesota||Minnesota Women||147||136||283|
|20||University of Wisconsin||Badgers||158||136||294|
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.