MCSA Sloop Championship


Saturday, September 14:

The first race in the Flying Scots started at 1100 hours. Great day with the wind at 14 knots with gust to 20. Only one boat flew a spinnaker in the first race. The "R" flag was flown for all the other races indicating no spinnakers. The boat rotation called for boats to be rotated after every 2 races. A double round robin was scheduled. Hillsdale misjudged a puff and capsized at the start of the third Race. The boat turtled requiring it to have to be broad ashore and pumped out. Four races were sailed before a lunch break. After the break another 4 races were sailed. The racing became more competitive as the day progressed on the four legged windward leeward course. Michigan State led all day with the rest of the pack changing places and ending up within points of each other at the end of the day.

Sunday, September 15:

The wind was a little light as the second day started. The fleet was held at the dock until 10:30 hours. The Race Committee found the wind from the same direction as it had been on Saturday and lowered the "R" flag for the first two races. There were several minor equipment issues at the first rotation. This involved topping lift controls so it was decided to restrict Spinnakers for the last two races as the wind was almost back to yesterday's values. Michigan State's had enough of a lead to win the regatta although they faltered slightly in the last two races.

Manly thanks to Al Ministerman, Lonny Pike, Ed Theisen, Linda Minsterman, and George Griswold and other members of the Detroit Yacht Club who' efforts made the event possible.

Score summary

1Michigan StateSpartans2323
2Miami UniversityRed Hawks3838
*6Western MichiganBroncos5252
*Number of high-place (4) finishes

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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