The fifth running of the Port of LA Harbor Cup welcomed ten teams who ventured out into the Pacific ocean in 8-12 knots of breeze, warm & sunny skies and 1-2 foot waves. After a morning of practice and several practice starts the fleet started the first of two races. First timers at the event, University of Michigan were first to the windward mark but host Cal Maritime passed them on the downwind and led the rest of the race. CSU Channel Islands passed Michigan as well to take second. Michigan finished third. The second race started in 12-15 knots of breeze with an increasing wind chop. Several team overstood the windward mark and struggled to turn the corner. CSU Channel Islands called the layline as did SUNY Maritime to take the lead. USC sailed well to finish 3rd.
Day two's racing got underway after a 2 hour postponement while waiting for wind. Race 3 was sailed in less than 4 knots, Cal Maritime led from the start. The breeze filled in to about 8 knots for races 4 & 5, both won by Cal Maritime. Race 6 was USCs who gained the lead on the first downwind. CMA sits in first place with an 8 point lead over CSUCI & 9 over USC.
Sunday- A cold cloudy morning greeted the racers. The breeze was nearly 10 knots at 11:30 for an on time start. CMA was OCS and also fouled Michigan to round the windward mark in 10th. USC and CSUCI did not have good starts but as the breeze lightened the adverse current made the leeward gate a challenge giving USC, CSUCI & CMA a big gain. Navy was strong and won race 7 and 8. A brief postponement as the breeze clocked and the skies cleared USC won race 9 as the time limit expired. Thanks LAYC race committee and all the club members who housed competitors on their boats, fed us well and put on a fantastic event.
|1||California Maritime Academy||Keelhaulers||26||26|
|2||University of Southern California||Trojans||31||31|
|3||California State University Channel Islands||Channel Islands||36||36|
|4||SUNY Maritime College||Privateers||40||40|
|5||U. S. Naval Academy||Midshipmen||41||41|
|6||Massachusetts Maritime Academy||Buccaneers||49||49|
|7||Maine Maritime Academy||Mariners||56||56|
|8||U. S. Coast Guard Academy||Bears||63||63|
|9||University of Michigan||Wolverines||70||70|
|10||University of California at Berkeley||Golden Bears||84||84|
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.