Day one of the Sherman Hoyt Trophy could not have been much nicer for sailboat racing. Temps in the 70's with lots of sun and a building breeze right when the competitors arrived. The breeze started at 6-8 knots from the Southeast for the early races and slowly went right to the South/Southwest throughout the day and peaked at around 14 knots with some nice chop. The breeze began to lighten for the later races at around 5-6 knots by 5pm.
This was the first Interconference event hosted by Brown in two fleets of boats with A-division sailing Z420s and B-division sailing new FJs. Each division sailed 10 races. All courses were W4's and there were a few minor breakdowns that held things up here and there and one protest filed that was disallowed. Outgoing current caused some General Recalls and the racing was extremely tight throughout.
A huge thanks to photographer Rob Migliaccio for taking lots of great photos that will end up on the NEISA Facebook page and to our judges James Barry '16 and Megan Grapengeter-Rudnick '17 for judging and keeping the fleet in check. Thanks as well to Brown sailors Gabe Hannon '20, Zack Jordan '20, John Mastrandrea '20, and Jack Briano '21 for helping run the races.
Very tight scores with the U.S. Naval Academy leading the way so far. 10:00am first race scheduled for tomorrow and each division will switch fleets with A-division in FJs and B-division in Z420s.
Another beautiful day at the Sherman Hoyt Trophy. We were delayed on land until around 12:45pm waiting for wind and enjoying the warm temps and sunshine. A light Southerly finally filled to start race 11A at 1pm. Most of the racing was sailed in 5-7 knots of breeze and we were able to complete four more races in each division for 28 total races, 14 in each division. All courses were W4's and A-division sailed FJs today and B-division was in Z420s. No protests filed, a few flags for Rule 42 penalties, and two teams retired from races at the end of the day. Racing once again was extremely tight in both divisions.
A huge thanks to photographer Rob Migliaccio for taking lots of great photos that will end up on the NEISA Facebook page and to our judges James Barry '16 and Megan Grapengeter-Rudnick '17 for judging and keeping the fleet in check. Thanks as well to Brown sailors Gabe Hannon '20, Zack Jordan '20, John Mastrandrea '20, Jack Briano '21, and Franco Froes '20 for helping run the races. And thanks to Doug Clark (U.S. Coast Guard Academy Coach) for being the NEISA Representative.
Congratulations to the College of Charleston Cougars for winning the 2017 Sherman Hoyt Trophy!
|1||College of Charleston||Cougars||97||97||194|
|*||4||Dartmouth College||Big Green||75||145||220|
|*||5||U. S. Naval Academy||Midshipmen||100||120||220|
|6||Old Dominion University||Monarchs||114||117||231|
|8||Massachusetts Institute of Technology||Engineers||78||166||244|
|10||U. S. Merchant Marine Academy||Mariners||98||153||251|
|**||15||U. S. Coast Guard Academy||Bears||177||145||322|
|16||Hobart and William Smith Colleges||Statesmen||185||141||326|
|18||University of Rhode Island||Rams||192||166||358|
|**||Number of high-place (1) finishes|
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