First thanks to the Dartmouth Sailing Team for offering to let the UNH Wildcats host the 13th annual Chris Loder Trophy. Caroline and Savannah Loder were on hand stopping in from Germany on their way to Vermont for a visit. Chris Loder sent remarks via an email which was read to competitors.
Saturday arrived with great breeze, ranging from 10-15 and a few gusts to the low 20's allowing for wild surfing at times.. Shifts throughout the day kept the race committee on its toes and with the forecast for light to no breeze on Sunday 12 solid races were sailed. Several glitches related likely to the full moon and spotty iPad internet service prevented scores from being uploaded on Saturday.
Sunday arrived with no breeze. Competitors hung out with Wildcat Muffins, homework and napped waiting for breeze. Kevin Buruchian took over 100 pictures of competitors mostly at the windward mark, including one almost pitch poled boat. Each team received a CD with all pictures loaded on it, a la Loder Effect. Scores were posted.
Breeze began to fill around noon and settled in between 5-8 for the remainder of the afternoon, allowing for 8 more competitive races and close finishes.
Courses were W4's with an offset and gate.
3 protests were heard resulting in 1 DSQ . Thanks to Kevin Buruchian who served as judge did yeomans work all weekend as did Whit Durant. Thanks also to the many other UNH Sailing Team members who helped out.
|1||U. S. Coast Guard Academy||Bears||45||31||76|
|2||Dartmouth College||Big Green||46||38||84|
|3||Bowdoin College||Polar Bears||46||41||87|
|6||Bates College||Bobcats 2||74||34||108|
|7||University of Vermont||Catamounts||62||53||115|
|9||University of Rhode Island||Rams||67||64||131|
|11||Massachusetts Maritime Academy||Buccaneers||79||84||163|
|12||Bates College||Bobcats 1||80||122||202|
|13||University of Connecticut||Huskies||80||123||203|
|15||University of New Hampshire||Wildcats||92||123||215|
|18||Maine Maritime Academy||Mariners||135||100||235|
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.