It was very cold and windy for the first day of the 2017 Navy Spring Women's Regatta. Competitors arrived to temperatures in the high 20s to low 30s and NW winds at 10-15 knots. At around 1000, we sent out A division in Z420s and B division in FJs for Windward Leeward racing in the Sever River, just off the Robert Crown Center. During the first set, the wind started gusting into the mid 20s and numerous capsizes ensued. Midshipman Manuel Inserni-Pagan was the hero of the morning, assisting in numerous capsize recoveries and was aided by Spencer Nora and Tyler Fleig. We sent both fleets in and after a lunch / warm up break, racing resumed, but only in one fleet of Z420s. It stayed puffy and cold throughout the afternoon, but 6 races were completed per division. Juliet Thompson, Rick Sellars and their team of Midshipmen on the Race Committee deserve a special thanks for braving the brutal conditions and providing safe racing for the women. After racing, competitors were treated to a terrific cookout hosted by the volunteers of the Naval Academy Sailing Squadron. Thanks to Rob Hallawell, John Vandemoer and Skip White for helping to hear protests and requests for redress, resulting in one DSQ.
With the time change Saturday night, temperatures were in the 20s when the competitors on Sunday and the harbor start was postponed until 10:00 while we waited for things to warm up. A division sailed FJs and B was in Z420s in a nice 7-15 knot northwesterly breeze. We sailed 3 races per division, took a lunch break and then sailed three more, for a total of 12 races per division for the regatta. Congratulations to Stanford for winning the 2017 Navy Spring Women's Regatta.
|2||U. S. Coast Guard Academy||Bears||74||108||182|
|5||University of Rhode Island||Rams||99||107||206|
|6||U. S. Naval Academy||Midshipmen||131||86||217|
|8||Cornell University||Big Red||116||106||222|
|9||St. Mary's College of Maryland||Seahawks||71||159||230|
|10||Roger Williams University||Hawks||123||111||234|
|12||University of Vermont||Catamounts||134||109||243|
|13||Hobart and William Smith Colleges||Statesmen||113||131||244|
|15||College of Charleston||Cougars||141||115||256|
|16||George Washington University||Colonials||136||121||257|
|18||University of Virginia||Wahoos||164||215||379|
|19||Old Dominion University||Monarchs||195||214||409|
|20||University of Maryland||Terps||240||220||460|
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.
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