Drexel Open


Saturday, May 4:

The night before the regatta we were looking forward to a grey, but pleasant day of sailing, but forecast updates the morning turned it into a rather damp day of racing with drizzle starting around the first warning for the day just after 10am. The winds however were largely cooperative and remained fairly steady in direction out of the east even if the velocity came and went along with the rain. As winds picked up in the first B rotation we stretched the course, only to shorten it a rotation later as the teeth of the ebbing tidal Delaware made for a upwind sailing treadmill for some of the less experienced skippers. There was enough breeze to sail, but you had to be very efficient at times to make tracks upwind and current.

With only 6 teams we elected at the skippers meeting to go for getting the full rotation done in one day to avoid an even soggier sail on Sunday, and we managed to squeeze in a bonus 7th race for each division with some extra time on the clock for the day.

Delaware's team ran the board especially in B division so congratulations to them on winning the 2024 Drexel Open.

Thanks to Corinthian Yacht Club for being accommodating with a busy weekend on their hands. Use of their committee boat and being able to get our course close to the docks made it much easier to get racing in. Thanks also to all the Drexel Sailors who helped run the event in spite of the damp conditions, the enthusiasm showed through.

-Craig Priniski Coach, Drexel Sailing

Sunday, May 5:

Regatta was completed on Saturday

Score summary

1DelawareBlue Hens261036
3RutgersScarlet Knights241640
4Catholic U AmericaCardinals253156

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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