Late season brisk weather descended upon Florida for the SAISA Women's Conference Championships. At the start, temperatures were in the 50's, winds were 15 knots gusting to 20 from the NNE, and there was a strong current for Tampa Bay due to an incoming tide all day. As forecast, temperatures rose to the upper 70's and winds diminished to 8-10 knots by the conclusion of racing.
Eight teams were scheduled to race, but three were forced to withdraw due to difficulties with the attestation forms. The five teams that competed drove as far as 20 hours round-trip (shout out to NC State!) to attend. Eight races were sailed, combined A and B divisions, and all courses were W-4s, averaging 16 minutes in length.
Congratulations to College of Charleston who swept the event, taking the top two spots and winning 6 out of the 8 races. Jacksonville University was runner-up, and host USF finished 3rd. A special nod to Florida Tech who attended their first women's conference championships.
Thank you to all competitors and coaches, and a special thank-you to our USF Athletic Trainer for being on-hand to treat one probable pulled hamstring following a capsize.
|1||College of Charleston||Cougars||19||20||39|
|3||University of South Florida||Bulls||39||32||71|
|4||North Carolina State University||Wolfpack||54||63||117|
|5||Florida Institute of Technology||Panthers||75||88||163|
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.