Beautiful day on Salt Pond with warm temps and super steady southerly breeze building gradually from 4-9 kts. Good starts, clear lanes and boatspeed ruled the day. After 6 A and B races Harvard leads followed by Yale and St. Marys. PRO Skip Whyte assisted by scorers Sarah Morin and Taylor Borges kept the racing moving along at a rapid pace. Many additional Rams supported the event operating 3 Whalers to ferry competitors to Gardiner's Island, adjust the course and ferry teams to the rotation zone. Lots of logistics and seamless execution. Sunday promises to be a high energy affair with winds over 20 knots.
Another great day on Salt Pond. S-SW breeze all day, initially below forecast for the first 3 race A set, then followed by a big build and rain for the B set. Racing was incredibly close all day, but Harvard, Yale and St. Mary's continued to gradually extend on the rest of the field. Going into the final A-B race Yale looked solid with an 8 point lead on St. Mary's but dropped 10 points to St. Mary's in 10A. Yale got 1 back in 10B but St. Mary's had the win by 1 point, with Harvard 3rd. PRO Skip Whyte was assisted by Tayor Borges and Ally Kramer on the signal boat with another 10+ Rams assisting with mark set, rotation shuttles, breakdown assistance (none during racing) and island shuttle services. No protests heard, but 2 RAFs. Good sportsmanship all around. See you next year.
|1||St. Mary's College of Maryland||Seahawks||33||43||76|
|4||Roger Williams University||Hawks||86||39||125|
|7||University of Rhode Island||Rams||94||60||154|
|9||Cornell University||Big Red||85||93||178|
|11||Bowdoin College||Polar Bears||113||80||193|
|13||University of Miami||Hurricanes||118||113||231|
|14||Massachusetts Institute of Technology||Engineers||137||120||257|
|*||15||Massachusetts Maritime Academy||Buccaneers||130||143||273|
|17||California Maritime Academy||Keelhaulers||125||154||279|
|*||Number of high-place (6) finishes|
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