Top 9W - Susan Rogers Memorial


Saturday, September 25:

The regatta this weekend makes up the top 9 MAISA teams in Coed & Women's competition. A light southerly was forecasted, and expected to shift west throughout the day. We were able to get started right on time at 10am in the south breeze around 6kts. We completed 3 races in that condition and went in for a lunch break around 11:45. At 1pm the winds shifted to the SW and increased to 10kts. At this point however, the breeze would continue to shift back and forth between South and West pretty consistently making it challenging for the RC! Daisy Holthus did a fantastic job keeping the courses square! 9 races were completed with the final race ending at 5:45pm. A number of starts were abandoned before "go" to accommodate for the shifts. One race was abandoned on the first beat with a major right shift. Two protests were filed on the water, GTN vs Penn, and Navy vs GTN. Navy filed their protest on shore and that protest will be heard in the morning. 5 more races are planned tomorrow and the forecast is calling for decent winds. The women's fleet sailed the FJs today and will swap to the 420s for tomorrow.

Sunday, September 26:

Susan Rogers '75 was one of the first active women sailors for Cornell. The Rogers Family has a rich history within Cornell Sailing and athletics. Chris Rogers '71 made this event possible with a vision to honor his sisters legacy and the sport that the family enjoyed together. Chris was an avid Star sailor, winning multiple high level events in the Olympic class boat. Their father John "Jack" Rogers '45 was a volunteer coach of the team in the 1970's while Susan was a team captain. Jack's name is honored on the plaque naming the Coaches office in the Merrill Family Sailing Center. It is with great thanks to Robin Rogers for helping steward this gift and make this event possible, and to all the Rogers family for making a tremendous impact on the Cornell Sailing program.

Sailors arrived to a light SE wind and we set up for a first start at 1000 on schedule. The winds shifted hard to the East and died completely before any races started. The forecast was calling for west winds, and we expected them to fill in soon so we waited on the water. The winds filled with a nice amount of pressure around 8-10kts, but were incredibly shifty. What looked like a one tack beat off the line, shifted back hard the other way multiple times throughout the race. It was really tough to set and sail the course. The racing was consistently inconsistent, but fair. Georgetown made a charge at Cornell's big lead, having a strong Sunday, but it was Cornell who came away with the overall win in the women's Top 9 (Susan Rogers Memorial Trophy). MAISA teams showcased their talents this weekend, we expect the conference to show up well this year!

Congrats to Cornell for winning the Susan Rogers Memorial Trophy!

Score summary

1CornellBig Red9165156
4George WashingtonColonials100136236
5Hobart & WilliamStatesmen137142279
6St. Mary'sSeahawks155148303
8Old DominionMonarchs180185365

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.

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