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Sail Team Takes 4th in MASSA Girls Championship

May 10, 2021
Jette in action earlier this year (PC: Bruce Jeffrey)

This past weekend, in a two-day regatta held at the Waterfront Center in Oyster Bay, the sail team earned a fourth place finish out of 14 of the best teams in the Mid-Atlantic Region at the Mid-Atlantic Interscholastic Sailing Association (MASSA) Girl’s Championship.

On Saturday, Lilly Jette, Mairead Reitzel, and Imogene Dunn waited out a two-hour delay before the wind picked up around 10:15am. Though the winds were constantly shifting between 3 and 5 knots in West Harbor, the fleet was able to complete ten races and despite the unstable conditions, our trio of sailors were remarkably consistent. Jette was the skipper in each race while Dunn sailed in the first two races and Reitzel in the final eight. Here were the Bears’ individual finishes out of 14 boats in each race, along with their running point total and overall place:

  • Race 1: 5th (5 pts/ 5th place overall)
  • Race 2: 2nd (7/ tied 4th)
  • Race 3: 6th (13/ 5th)
  • Race 4: 3rd (16/ 4th)
  • Race 5: 2nd (18/ 4th)
  • Race 6: 1st (19/ tied 2nd)
  • Race 7: 5th (24/ tied 3rd)
  • Race 8: 3rd (27/ 4th)
  • Race 9: 4th (31/ tied 3rd)
  • Race 10: 1st (32/ 3rd)

On Sunday, the winds remained shifty, vacillating between the northwest and southwest at 5-10 knots throughout the day. Jette again skippered every race while Dunn (races 11-12) and Reitzel (13-18) shared crew responsibilities. Here were the Bears’ individual finishes out of 14 boats in each race:

  • Race 11: 6th (38/ 3rd)
  • Race 12: 5th (43/ 3rd)
  • Race 13: 5th (48/ 4th)
  • Race 14: 2nd (50/ 3rd)
  • Race 15: 9th (59/ 3rd)
  • Race 16: 7th (66/ 4th)
  • Race 17: 3rd (69/ 4th)
  • Race 18: 6th (75/ 4th)

The Bears finished a grueling, 2-day, 18-race event with a 4th place finish, the best they have ever achieved in the event. The Blue & White return to the water this weekend when they travel to Toms River, NJ for the two-day MASSA Gold Championship.

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Final Scores

  1. Southern Regional HS (NJ) – 51
  2. Ranney School (NJ) – 57
  3. Norfolk Collegiate (VA) – 65
  4. Stony Brook School (NY) – 75
  5. Archbishop Spalding (MD) – 104
  6. Pittsford HS (NY) – 122
  7. Broadneck HS (MD) – 124
  8. Trinity Hall (NJ) – 144
  9. Toms River North (NJ) – 151
  10. Patuxent HS (MD) – 163
  11. Chatham HS (NJ) – 190
  12. Mercy HS (NY) – 193
  13. Poquoson HS (VA) – 216
  14. Buffalo Seminary (NY) – 239

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