Sperry Women's Western Semifinal


Monday, May 25:

Day one of the Sperry Women's Western Semifinal greeted competitors with temperatures in the high 60's/low 70's and winds oscillating from the south-southwest at 8-14 knots. By the end of the day the temperatures fell to the low 60s and winds were on the lighter side for the later races. All courses were W4's and W5's.

Racing began at 9:30 a.m. and finished up just before 6 p.m. The Western fleet sailed Salve Regina's fleet of FJs today, with A-division sailing eight races and B-division sailed six races. Tomorrow the fleets will swap boats and Western will sail Brown's Z420s starting with race 7B at 9:30am. One protest was heard resulting in a DSQ for Eckerd College in race 1B.

Tuesday, May 26:

Racing continued today on Narragansett Bay in the second day of the Sperry Women’s Semi-Finals. Twenty-eight collegiate sailing teams from across the nation qualified to compete in these semi-finals to determine the top 18 teams who will advance to the finals, which begin tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. The 28 teams are divided into two fleets of 14 teams, Western and Eastern Semi-Final groups, the top nine from each fleet will make up the 18 teams who compete in the final.

Today the Eastern fleet sailed in FJs and the Western fleet sailed in Z420s. The sailors competed on windward leeward courses with three and four legs.

The conditions today were a lot windier than yesterday. The morning started with winds from the south-southwest at around 15 knots, which built to 15-20 knots and then a light break in the breeze before lunch at around 12-15 knots. But after lunchtime the sea breeze picked up and winds were around 18-20 knots. The temperatures remained around 70 degrees all day with partly cloudy skies.

The deadline for racing today was 5 p.m. The Eastern Semi-Final completed five races in A-division and seven races in B-division for an event total of 13 races. The Western Semi-Final completed six races in A-division and eight races in B-division for a total of 14 races for the event. One protest was heard resulting in a DSQ for Old Dominion in race 10A.

Thanks to our judges Peter Johns, Don Becker, Dick Gumpert, Geoff Pedrick, and Charlotte Lipschitz. A huge thanks as well to everyone who helped run great races on the water: Brad Dellenbaugh, John Ingalls, Michael Komar, the Brown University and Salve Regina Sailing Teams, and Danielle Richards for the being the ICSA Representative. Special thanks as well to Nick Ewenson from Laser Performance for the on the water support, Rob Migliaccio for his incredible photography, and to all of our coach boats (Pearson Potts, Bill Canfield, Sam Wakeman, and Nick Bailey).

Congrats to Yale on winning the Sperry Women's Western Semi-final!

Score summary

2Boston CollegeEagles5941100
5BowdoinPolar Bears8577162
6CornellBig Red11577192
9Old DominionMonarchs77119196
11Santa ClaraBroncos164137301
12Texas A&M GalvestonAggies163150313
13Western WashingtonVikings167185352
14UW MilwaukeePanthers184188372

Score history

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