Robin Wallace Team Race

Summary

Saturday, March 27:

Late last week we learned the news that Newport sailing hero and champion Dr. Robin Wallace had passed away. A huge loss to the entire sailing community. We wanted to name these regattas in his honor. Please see this tribute video which was created for the Sail Newport gala in September 20, 2014: https://vimeo.com/104465371 You can also read more about Dr. Wallace in Scuttlebutt's article:https://www.sailingscuttlebutt.com/2021/03/21/eight-bells-robin-wallace/

Glorious spring conditions today: warm, sunny. We had loads of outgoing current and the wind was a bit fluky in the morning while we sailed 2.1 flights before breeze did a 180 and shut off. After a lunch break on land, we were able to finish the remaining rounds in a fresh ESE breeze. No protests were filed. One breakdown occurred, the affected team was still able to get the W with a 2 v 3.

Originally, we had plans to team race with CGA and URI, but due to Covid-related issues CGA had to bow out. Instead, URI packed up three teams to battle with three from RWU. After one round-robin we switched gears to fleet racing. See the results at the Robin Wallace Fleet Race.

Thanks to Cal Robbins and Grant Gridley in the finish boat. Colin Merrick and Spencer Cartwright on the mark set boat, and Rachel Holick and Annika Irene alternating on the start boat. Also thanks to URI for bringing their own coach boat.

Final Results

#SchoolTeamRec.SkippersCrews
1Roger WilliamsRoger Williams UniversityHawks 15/0Aidan Hoogland '24Molly Matthews '23
Cameron Wood '22Emily Gildea '21
Riley Read '21Annika Irene '23
Rachel Holick '21
2Roger WilliamsRoger Williams UniversityHawks 24/1John Walton '22Grace Woodcock '23
George Higham '23Jaqueline Frode '22
William Bailey '24Darcy Lavoie '21
3Rhode IslandUniversity of Rhode IslandRams 13/2Luke Ingalls '21Caitlin Abel '21
Aidan naughton '22Taylor Borges '21
Parker Colantuono '22Arturo Ortega '22 *
*4Rhode IslandUniversity of Rhode IslandRams 21/4Michael O'Flaherty '21Maguire Bennett '21
Ben Rosenberg '23Katie Coughlin '24
Christian Moffitt '21Mackenzie Fraser '23
**5Rhode IslandUniversity of Rhode IslandRams 31/4Rebecca Read '21Sage Walters '21
Kylie Castellano '21Sadie Thomas '25
Zachary Champney '22Emilia Marino '22
b6Roger WilliamsRoger Williams UniversityHawks 31/4Claire Siegel-Wilson '24Ian Coen '24
Luke Hosek '24Katharine Benagh '24
Michaela ODonnell '24Hank Bailey '24
Sym.Explanation
*Total points scored when tied teams met (19)
**Total points scored when tied teams met (21)
bTotal points scored when tied teams met (23)