NEISA sailors met at the Waterfront Center in Newport, Rhode Island at 9:30 AM and a competitor's meeting was held around 9:45 AM. Saturday's weather conditions greeted 6 teams to a light northeasterly breeze of 3-5 knots and a strong ebbing tide making it difficult for some teams to get to the starting line on time. Nine races were completed with no breakdowns or protests recorded.
Sunday's racing began with only slightly more breeze, and the same strong current, but it was unpredictably more shifty. With only 3 races left to complete in the 12 race series, it came down to a battle between Tufts, Roger Williams, and Yale. Salve had an outside chance to move up to second, but fouled Roger Williams in the second race resulting in a painful 720 after the start and thereby foiling their chances. In the third and final race of the day, the all women's team from Maine Maritime surprised the rest of the fleet with a great start and convincing speed winning the race by half a leg! Congratulations to Roger Williams for the victory, and special thanks to former Olympian and US Sailing Team Member Debbie Capozzie and former Olympian Tom Brown, for their assistance on both days with course management in some very trying conditions.
|1||Roger Williams University||Hawks||26||26|
|4||Salve Regina University||Seahawks||43||43|
|5||Maine Maritime Academy||Mariners||49||49|
|6||Massachusetts Maritime Academy||Buccaneers||68||68|
|**||7||Salve Regina University||Seahawks B: Top-guns||108||108|
|**||8||Salve Regina University||Seahawks C: Hotshots||108||108|
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.