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Sailors 4th at Fleet Championships

October 21, 2021
Bennett (bow) in action earlier this season (PC: Bruce Jeffrey)

Last weekend, our dinghy sail team traveled to Rochester for the MASSA Fleet Racing Championships, hosted by the Rochester Yacht Club on Lake Ontario.

On Saturday, the morning began with thunderstorms and heavy rains, which gave way to light rain and a south westerly breeze as racing got underway at 10:00am. The weather held, and blue skies and sun even made an appearance, which allowed 16 races to go off before an afternoon squall chased the boats from the water. The weather on Lake Ontario remained volatile on Sunday morning with a big shifting wind that prompted a course alteration. Two races were completed in each fleet before the winds peaked at 33 knots and racing was called.

In Division A, Steven Hardee, JP Bennett, and Sean Beaver raced to a 5th place finish with 69 points, earning one first place and one second place finish in the process. Gavin Hudson, Mairead Reitzel, and Nick Gargiulo combined to finish second in Division B, earning two first place finishes and three third place finishes in the process for 41 points. Their combined 110 points earned the team a 4th place finish overall in a field of 18 teams from across the eastern seaboard.

Results

1stSevern School (MD)73
2ndChristchurch School (VA)88
3rdChristian Brothers Academy (NJ)109
4thStony Brook School110
5thNorfolk Collegiate School (VA)134
6thNorfolk Academy (VA)139
6thArchbishop Spalding (MD)139
8thDonovan Catholic (NJ)160
9thBroadneck HS (MD)185
10thSt. Mary’s (MD)201
11thRanney School (NJ)205
12thBiotechnology HS (NJ)213
13thPoint Pleasant Beach HS (NJ)220
14thKecoughtan HS (VA)265
15thSouthwestern Central HS (NY)280
16thBrighton HS (NY)289
17thMamaroneck HS (NY)309
18thNichols HS (NY)316

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