The US Naval Academy is the host for this year's War Memorial Regatta. Saturday began with heavy rain, heavy winds and an unstable front approaching, so racing was postponed until 1 PM. The fleet headed out in a slightly weaker northerly and a course was set off Triton Point in the mouth of the Severn River. A division started in FJs, while B sailed 420s. The wind shifted Northwest during the first set as the heavy rain turned to a heavy wintery mix. As the fleet headed in to rotate, PRO Ben Herring and his team of Midshipmen re-set the course further up the river, right off the Robert Crown Center. The wind ranged from 10-20 knots throughout the day and the cold rain and snow hitting the still warm water created an eerie fog at that made visibility on the course extremely challenging. In total 8 windward - leeward races were completed before the day ended at 6 PM. Judges Herb Larrabee and David Clinnin braved the rough conditions all day on the water before spending their evening hearing protests at the Crown Center. Two protests and one breakdown request were heard, resulting in two DSQs and one BKD. The divisions will switch fleets for Sunday's racing.
Sunday was almost a perfect day of sailing in Annapolis. The wind came out of the NW at around 10 knots all day and a windward leeward course was set in the Severn River off the Robert Crown Center. 10 additional races were completed per division to complete the regatta be completed before the 3 PM cutoff time. The top 8 teams advanced to the Coed Dinghy ACC in Boston on Nov. 12-13 and the next seven qualified for the Atlantic Coast Tournament on the same date. Congratulations to Georgetown University for winning the 2011 War Memorial Regatta.
|2||St. Mary's College of Maryland||Seahawks||98||67||165|
|3||Hobart and William Smith Colleges||Statesmen||120||65||185|
|4||Old Dominion University||Monarchs||113||88||201|
|5||U. S. Naval Academy||Midshipmen||142||96||238|
|6||SUNY Maritime College||Privateers||141||104||245|
|7||U. S. Merchant Marine Academy||Mariners||143||135||278|
|8||University of Pennsylvania||Quakers||158||137||295|
|10||Cornell University||Big Red||167||175||342|
|11||University of Virginia||Wahoos||162||191||353|
|13||Stevens Institute of Technology||Stevens||182||222||404|
|16||William and Mary||Tribe||237||285||522|
|17||George Washington University||Colonials||274||262||536|
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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