The first day of the 2017 MAISA Women's Championship was overcast and a bit chilly, with rain on and off throughout the day. The course was set in the mouth of the Severn River, just inside Greenbury Point, with coaches and alternates in coach boats on the water. The wind ranged from 5-12 knots from the northeast with big shifts and pressure changes. A division started in Z420s and B was in FJs through the first nine races, before the fleets switched for race 10. PRO Steve Podlich and his race committee team did a fantastic job of efficiently running quality races. We did 6 races per division, took a lunch break and came back out for 4 more. No protests, breakdowns or requests for redress were filed, but we'd like to thank Maureen Mills, Dick Morin and Andrew Cole for being here ready to hear them if they had been filed. 7 races remain to determine the top 9 who will represent MAISA at the Women's Nationals and to crown our conference champion.
On Sunday, the wind started out from the northeast and we started sailing in the mouth of the Severn River near the entrance to Back Creek. The first few races were held in 5-10 knots, but the pressure slowly dropped to below the minimum after race 15A. We came back to the dock for a lunch break and held onshore while we waited for the wind to fill back in. At 2:30 a light southeast breeze filled and we set a course in the Severn Rive off the Robert Crown Center. We were able to sail race 15 B before the wind died again and the time limit eventually expired. Congratulations to the top 9 who advance to the Women's National Championship and to the St. Mary's College of Maryland Seahawks for claiming the 2017 MAISA Women's Championship.
|1||St. Mary's College of Maryland||Seahawks||75||44||119|
|3||George Washington University||Colonials||69||83||152|
|4||Hobart and William Smith Colleges||Statesmen||58||99||157|
|5||Cornell University||Big Red||98||63||161|
|6||University of Pennsylvania||Quakers||106||73||179|
|8||U. S. Naval Academy||Midshipmen||95||122||217|
|9||University of Virginia||Wahoos||122||120||242|
|10||Christopher Newport University||Captains||129||125||254|
|12||Old Dominion University||Monarchs||162||189||351|
|14||SUNY Stony Brook||Seawolves||213||175||388|
|17||William and Mary||Tribe||244||247||491|
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.