Finally, spring arrived for the first day of the Emily Wick Trophy! The day started with a moment of silence at the competitor's meeting to remember Middlebury College sailor Nathan Alexander who passed away last week. Teams were reminded that coaches and teammates are there to help everyone lead a happy and healthy life, and if people are facing trouble there are resources at every college to help them, and resources that we (coaches and teammates) can reach out to for help for ourselves or for others on our team.
Twenty races were completed in a West-Northwest breeze that ranged from 5 to 25 knots and everywhere in between. A-Division sailed Z420s, B-Division sailed FJs. All courses were W4 except for the last two of the day, which were W3s. We owe a huge thank you to Mike Kalin (MIT) and Stephen Widdis (UVM/Dartmouth) for helping sail boats back to the dock when competitors were no longer able to do so. Two requests for redress were heard; one resulted in BKD points awarded, the other was disallowed. Many fouls and protests were witnessed on the water but none were filed to be heard. Competitors will switch fleets tomorrow for the final eight races per division.
A glassy Thames River greeted competitors on day two of the Emily Wick Trophy. Luckily, the sea breeze developed and allowed racing to being at 11am. The breeze started out of the southeast and slowly clocked over to the southwest and provided excellent racing conditions for six races in each division. All courses were W4s. A-Division sailed FJs, B-Division sailed 420s.
Thank you to Lauren Cefali, Josh Morrison, Dylan Finneran, and Scott Rasmussen for running races all weekend. Today especially, they dealt with several general recalls due to current pushing competitors over the starting line. Bill Healy from Yale served as ICSA rep and was a huge help. Thanks as well to our judges - Greg Hall and Bob Austin-LaFrance who were on the water all weekend and heard protests at the end of each day.
Congratulations to Yale for winning the Emily Wick Trophy for the third year in a row!
|3||Massachusetts Institute of Technology||Engineers||141||97||238|
|4||U. S. Coast Guard Academy||Bears||114||126||240|
|*||5||St. Mary's College of Maryland||Seahawks||164||99||263|
|*||6||Cornell University||Big Red||148||115||263|
|8||Old Dominion University||Monarchs||149||142||291|
|10||University of Rhode Island||Rams||123||172||295|
|11||University of South Florida||Bulls||159||147||306|
|13||Bowdoin College||Polar Bears||168||173||341|
|14||University of Wisconsin||Badgers||194||149||343|
|15||Dartmouth College||Big Green||201||146||347|
|16||University of Vermont||Catamounts||158||228||386|
|17||Santa Clara University||Broncos||208||248||456|
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.