2024 Carolina Trophy Regatta


Saturday, March 23:

Outstanding wind and great hospitality greeted sailors at the 2024 Carolina Trophy Regatta hosted by Wake Forest University Sailing and Lake Norman Yacht Club. The morning rain and overcast skies paired with a northerly breeze of 12-15 mph made for competitive races during the first set. As the first rotation completed, the sun began to break through the clouds and the rain disappeared, a welcome change for the drenched sailors, and hearty race committee and mark boat volunteers. Breeze calmed a bit midday and into the afternoon to about 8-10 mph but racing continued without issue. UNC-Chapel Hill's Tarheel sailors took an early lead and battled back and forth for the lead for the remainder of the day with the NC State Wolfpack while Clemson and Duke were also in the mix. After two full sets and six races, the UNC team secured the overall win and took home the second-annual 2024 Carolina Trophy (including a newly presented perpetual trophy provided by the Univ. of South Carolina). Congrats to Clemson's Nilah Miller and Sam Heighway for winning A-Division, and UNC's Noah Jost and Julia Brighton for their win in B-Division (including 5 bullets in six races). The event also signals a return to college sailing for the Davidson Wildcats, last active in Fall 2019.

Special thanks to the folks at LNYC including junior sailing director Paul King, Race Committee and PRO Eli Jones, and volunteers Beth and Keith Hale, Bob and Meredith Williams, Sean Rhone, Patrick Voight, Claude McNiel, and David Jones. Photos from the event compliments of Meredith Williams are online: https://photos.app.goo.gl/dZKJwBeF52yZ9ftn9

Score summary

1North CarolinaTar Heels21728
2North Carolina StateWolfpack181432
4DukeBlue Devils213354
5Wake ForestDemon Deacons214263
6UNC WilmingtonSeahawks491968
7U South CarolinaGamecocks344377
9North CarolinaRams405090

Score history

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.

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