Nickerson Trophy


Saturday, October 29:

High pressure right over New Hampshire brought clear blue skies alighting the peak color foliage but did little to propel the over-powered Larks. The day began cold with a steady drainage breeze straight down the lake from the NNE. Of course, we watched it drop and shift by the time we started racing at 11:30 for one "A" race in North four dropping to one by race end. We sailed back in while the nearby Charles River had ENE steady 6-8 straight up the canyon of buildings. Then a tease as a new North puff lasted just long enough to launch and crawl out to the middle of the lake. It died before getting a start off. At 2:30 a SSE wind filled the lake with five knots and off we went. An A race, two B races and another two A races were sailed as the wind backed to the SE for half-decent racing.

Two protests were heard but both disallowed. No breakdowns despite numerous light collisions. About 30 spectators enjoyed the view from the observation deck, though it was a long day for competitors most likely with plans for the evening.

Slightly better forecast tomorrow for a few more races before 3:00. SW 5 going S, which is a good direction for Upper Mystic Lake.

Thanks for scorekeepers Maddie Simms and Meredith Broadus. Leo Terry ran the crash boat and was on the spot for the one capsize before the first race.

Sunday, October 30:

Not enough wind to complete a race until after the fleet was sent home. Sea smoke wisping over a calm lake at peak color greeted the sailors upon arrival. One NE puff lasting five minutes flew by around 11:00. A SSE wind filled at noon and away we went. It didn't last. We started a race across the lake at 12:20 but with wind dropping to near zero, the race was abandoned at the gate with Roger Williams and Boston College in the lead. After waiting another 20 minutes on the water the fleet was sent in for good.

Meanwhile, 14 Snipes with 28 sailors in costume snuck out on the water at 1:00. The SSE wind returned at 1:30 for some nice light air racing on a gorgeous day.

The 2022 Nickerson is incomplete. Some good racing yesterday but not enough to declare a winner.

PRO: Ken Legler

Score summary

1Roger WilliamsHawks14216
2Boston CollegeEagles15419
*3TuftsJumbos 1131225
5BowdoinPolar Bears261036
6BrownBears 1271239
7Rhode IslandRams221941
8BrownBears 2261642
9Boston UniversityTerriers342155
11TuftsJumbos 2461965
15New HampshireWildcats562783
16UMass DartmouthCorsairs663298
*Number of high-place (1) finishes
**Number of high-place (8) 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.

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