Susan Rogers '75 Memorial


Saturday, October 1:

The 1st Annual Susan Rogers '75 Memorial Regatta (Women's Interconference) was held this weekend at Cornell University out of the Merrill Family Sailing Center. Thank you to all of the teams for coming to Ithaca to sail on the beautiful Cayuga Lake!

Teams arrive at 9am to a SE breeze slowly building. We sent A division on the water and by the time they made it to the racing area there was plenty of breeze around 10mph. Breeze was shifting quite a bit... even coming directly from the East which we don't see very often... and going as far right as SW. It was tricky to get the races off but overall with 5 races completed in A and 4 in B we did what we could until the breeze shut off around 2:30pm. We attempted racing a few more times and just before 5pm and called it for the day. The wind is supposed to be more of a SSW breeze for Sunday, which is a better forecast.

No protests, redress, or breakdowns filed. Thank you to Mitch Brindley, ODU for serving as the ICSA rep.

Sunday, October 2:

Similar start to Sunday with a slow trickle of breeze filling in from the SE. Race committee and mark boat went out to set the course around 9am, and by 9:45am the breeze had filled in nicely. Race 6A was the first of the day with overcast skies and about a 6-8mph wind. Breeze seemed to come in and then fade during the first few hours, but then the skies cleared, the sun came out, and the breeze strengthened to a steady 10mph, and ticked more toward the South. This made race management much easier, as the Southerly is a preferred direction. Each time we considered moving the marks, it evened out. All weekend was flat water shifty racing.

We owe a great deal of thanks to the Rogers Family. Jack Rogers '45 was at the sailing center cheering on the Big Red! Jack served as the faculty advisor and volunteer coach for Cornell Sailing from 1961-1979, and it was an honor to have him on the waters edge at the Merrill Family Sailing Center for this regatta named in memory of his daughter Susan. Through the generosity of Chris Rogers '73 this event was made possible, and we are forever thankful for their commitment to the Cornell Sailing program.

Furthermore, we thank all the competing teams for attending this 1st annual women's interconference at Cornell. We look forward to welcoming you all back next year!

1 protest was filed between Dartmouth and GW and then withdrawn.

Thank you to Ken Legler (Tufts) for taking photos on the water, and to Mitch Brindley (ODU) for serving as the ICSA Rep.

Score summary

1Hobart & WilliamStatesmen333669
2DartmouthBig Green394685
3CornellBig Red602989
6George WashingtonColonials5287139
9UC Santa BarbaraGauchos6976145
13Old DominionMonarchs120123243
14Stony BrookSeawolves129132261
*Head-to-head tiebreaker

Score history

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.

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