The great forecast predicting wind all weekend turned out to be just that, only a forecast. Reality was a bit harsher on Day 1 of the 2015 LaserPerformance Women's Singlehanded Championship as the breeze spent a good part of the day somewhere other than the race course. Multiple races were abandoned and all the efforts to get good racing in resulted in 3 races completed in 3-6 knots of breeze on a combination of Trapezoid and Windward-Leeward courses. On the water judges led by Christine Accettella gave out 3 yellow flag penalties in the 3 races and the ODU Sailors did a great job moving marks and shuttling coaches in the rain. With only 3 out of the scheduled 14 races completed, it is anyone's game.
Racing resumes tomorrow at 9:30 and hopefully the breeze is a bit more helpful.
Day two of the 2015 LaserPerformance Women's Singlehanded Championship was quite different than day one. Sailors were greeted with a 15 knot NE breeze that tapered a bit after a lunch break. Several capsizes and exciting downwind legs kept everyone on their toes, but it was Georgetown's Haddon Hughes who came storming back with a near perfect Sunday winning 7 of 8 races. With one race to go only 3 points separated Hughes from Brown's Lindsay Baab. After rounding the leeward gate of the Trapezoid course, Hughes and Baab split leaving the outcome of the championship in question. Baab was able to pass on the upwind but not by enough to retake the overall lead.
No protests or requests for redress were filed. A big thanks to Christine Accettella and her crew of judges including John Pratt, Peter Johns, and Mary Hall. And thank you to John Hanna for providing his Chesapeake Bay dead-rise as a coaching platform.
College Sailors are wonderfully supported by our title sponsor LaserPerformance, Official Supplier of Boats; the fleet was facilitated by Sturgis Boat Works, and we had supporting sponsorship from Patagonia.
Congratulations to Georgetown's Haddon Hughes '19 on the win.
|1||Georgetown University||Haddon Hughes '19||30||30|
|2||Brown University||Lindsey Baab '18||32||32|
|3||Boston College||Isabella Loosbrock '19||45||45|
|4||George Washington University||Sarah Alexander '19||64||64|
|5||University of South Florida||Sarah Streater '18||69||69|
|6||George Washington University||Riley Legault '19||76||76|
|7||Georgetown University||Lola Bushnell '18||80||80|
|8||U. S. Coast Guard Academy||Dana Rohde '18||82||82|
|9||Stanford University||Haley Fox '18||96||96|
|10||College of Charleston||Rebekah Schiff '16||119||119|
|11||Cornell University||Quinn Howes '16||123||123|
|12||Connecticut College||Charlotte List '18||125||125|
|13||Harvard University||Taylor Ladd '18||126||126|
|14||Stanford University||Olivia Gugliemini '19||130||130|
|15||University of Wisconsin||Megan McMahon '17||163||163|
|16||University of Hawaii||Caitlin Schadt '18||167||167|
|17||Tulane University||Jessica Oswalt '16||168||168|
|18||University of Wisconsin||Leslie Poole '16||193||193|
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.