Saturday was a gorgeous spring day in Annapolis. Skies were sunny, temperatures reached the upper 70s, the town was packed with revellers celebrating the annual USNA / St. John's croquet match and the Bay was packed with anglers out for the first day of Rockfish season. The one hitch was the extremely fickle wind that confounded racers and officials throughout the day. When the teams arrived, there was a decent north / northwest wind and a course was set in Annapolis Harbor. Two puffy and shifty races were completed per division before it got too light and the fleet went in for a lunch break. While the fleet was on shore, a light southeasterly filled in and the sailors headed out for two more races. These races weren't as shifty, but it was puffy and the powerboat chop added an extra challenge. The wind died again and the fleet returned to the dock to wait some more. After a short break, we headed out to the mouth of the Severn River by Greenberry Point. After a short wait on the water, a light southerly breeze filled in and two more races were completed. Throughout the day, PRO Dave Schoene, RC member Rick Sellars and their team of Midshipmen did a terrific job getting the most out of a challenging day. Judge Dave Clinnin was also key in getting in quality racing by keeping everyone honest and signalling rule 42 violations. Dave was joined in the protest room by coaches Stan Schreyer and David Thompson for a redress request that was denied. After racing, all competitors were treated to a complimentary cookout put on by the Naval Academy Sailing Squadron Social Committee.
Sunday was a very different day at the Navy Spring Regatta. Temperatures remained in the high 50s and low 60s under a hazy sky. The fleet left the dock at 9:30 and racing began shortly thereafter. Three races were held in the morning in a 8-12 knot easterly breeze. After a short lunch break, the wind increased to 13-20 knots and 6 more races were held in the afternoon, with race 15 starting just before the 3 PM cutoff time. Dave Schoene, Rick Sellars and their RC team did a great job running quality races while David Clinnin kept the racing honest. Back on shore, Dick Morin and Maureen Mills heard one request for redress that was granted. After a long weekend, sailing in widely varying conditions, Georgetown University wound up top. Congratulations to the Hoyas!
|College of Charleston
|SUNY Maritime College
|U. S. Naval Academy
|Old Dominion University
|George Washington University
|St. Mary's College of Maryland
|University of Rhode Island
|U. S. Naval Academy
|University of Pennsylvania
|U. S. Merchant Marine Academy
|University of Michigan
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.