The 10th annual Richard B. Ross Memorial College Bowl was sailed in Boston Harbor on September 27, 2014, out of Courageous Sailing in the Charlestown Navy Yard. The weather was one of those gorgeous autumn days, sunny and warm, a welcome respite from the recent chilly days. The regatta was established in 2004 by Judi Ross Zuker to commemorate the life of her husband Richard Ross. A passionate sailor and a believer in the transformative power of education, Richard took great pleasure in cultivating a love for sailing in others. Though his life was tragically lost in the attacks of September 11th, 2001, his family continues to honor his zeal for sailing and education by providing generous support to the Courageous Sailing Youth Program in his name. Since 2009, the Richard B. Ross Memorial College Bowl has been a fixture of the New England college-sailing circuit, and draws some of the areas top teams. The one-day event is sailed in the same Rhodes 19's keel boats that serve as the core fleet for the Courageous Summer Youth Program. This years regatta featured 9 college teams from 5 colleges, as well as two alumni boats. The regatta was delayed at the start due to a lack of wind, but the harbor wind picked up from the South and three races were sailed. Everyone was very cooperative as we also had to move out of the way of a tanker and two barges prior to the start of racing. One protest resulted in a DSQ. Two boats from Tufts fought for first and second place, followed closely by a boat from Lesley University. Congratulations to Tyler Justus Paige and Pilar Balancari from Tufts who won the Richard B. Ross Memorial College Bowl, and to all the other teams who participated.
|1||Tufts University||Jumbos 2||4||4|
|2||Tufts University||Jumbos 4||5||5|
|3||Brown University||Bears 1||12||12|
|4||Tufts University||Jumbos 1||15||15|
|*||7||Tufts University||Jumbos 3||20||20|
|*||8||Brown University||Bears 2||20||20|
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.