Saturday the Sacred Heart Trophy was off to a slow start. The dying winds only allowed Race Committee to run two A division races. The sailors entertained themselves by going for a swim while sipping on ice cold Regatta Ginger beer. After almost two hours of enjoying the las weekend of summer, the wind slowly began to fill from the south blowing 12-15 knots with gust up to 18 knots. The breeze held through out the rest of the day allowing RC to run 10 races. After racing ended the hungry sailors chowed down on Peps's Pizza, with refreshments provided by the official drink of Sail Black Rock, Regatta Ginger Beer.
Sunday dawned overcast skies with winds from the SSW at 8 -10. PRO Jamie Fales was able to get off 10 good races before the 3:00 deadline. As the day progressed, the wind diminished to 5 and went right. Those who got a clean start and played the right shift or looked for pressure, made out on top. The excitement of the day was when a police helicopter flew over and circled the fleet creating a major downdraft. Regatta Ginger Beer was on hand for those thirsty sailors. In the end, Coast Guard sailed an impressive series to come out on top, followed by Tufts in second and Fordham in third. The sailors were awarded gold, silver and bronze rope bracelets in the awards ceremony. In addition Coast Guard was awarded a perpetual trophy, the Sacred Heart Trophy, which is a half hull of the yacht Atlantic, the fastest yacht in the world in 1905, whose home port was Black Rock Harbor.
|1||U. S. Coast Guard Academy||Bears||17||37||54|
|5||University of New Hampshire||Wildcats||38||69||107|
|6||SUNY Stony Brook||Seawolves 1||63||46||109|
|8||Worcester Polytechnic Institute||Worcester Polytech||68||87||155|
|9||Sacred Heart University||Pioneers||83||98||181|
|10||SUNY Maritime College||Privateers||62||121||183|
|11||University of Connecticut||Huskies||117||81||198|
|13||SUNY Stony Brook||Seawolves 2||124||98||222|
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