In glorious Florida sunshine on a short-sleeve day, a collection of SAISA’s south division - Palm Beach Atlantic, Embry Riddle, Florida Tech, Rollins College and Jacksonville U - convened for the division's final points competition of the spring. Covid made its presence felt. Host Rollins College had set up to its waterfront to observe ICSA’s Covid protocols. Surely each of the five teams has its own story(s) about Covid-related stopping and starting of their season. Boats were rigged by masked sailors who observed social distance. But the spirit was upbeat and felt a bit like “every little thing is gonna be alright.” Soon everyone was on the water and the first race was off and running at noon. Breezes on the friendly confines of Lake Virginia were variable in both velocity and direction, and the race committee paused racing several times until breezes filled back in. But they always did so that the teams sailed seven races and departed for home by 4:00. Sailing combined divisions put ten boats on the line - a nice spectacle as they flew Rollins’ new sails. Jacksonville showed its stuff taking first and second in every race. That performance put JU atop the scoreboard - and put in their possession the coveted, highly sought after, two-of-a-kind Golden Bailer trophy. At the same time, every team had its moments and the general sense was that just about all contestants were reminded that its great to be part of college sailing, and looking forward to next fall when we enter what we all hope will be sailing’s post-Covid era.
|*||3||Florida Institute of Technology||Panthers||32||44||76|
|5||Palm Beach Atlantic University||Sailfish||61||67||128|
|*||Number of high-place (4) finishes|
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.