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Sailors 4th at Atlantic Coast Championships

November 19, 2021
Bennett & Fredericks earlier this season (PC: Bruce Jeffrey)

Last weekend, in the pinnacle event of the fall racing season, the sail team took 4th at the Atlantic Coast Championships, hosted by Old Dominion University.

Saturday was a frenetic day on the waters off Norfolk, VA with wind gusts approaching 30 knots and a chop that only increased as the day wore on. The Bears weathered the conditions and closed day one in 4th position.

Sunday brought schizophrenic winds that alternately filled and emptied. The Brook maintained its 4th position and was never really tested by Norfolk academy to their rear, nor did they close on St. George’s, one place ahead in the standings. It was an outstanding showing for the Bears in their first ever performance in the premier event that puts a Nationals qualification squarely in their sights for the spring.

Steven Hardee, Sean Beaver, and Harry Fredericks racked up 36 points, which included a 1st place and 2nd place finish, to place 4th in Division A. Gavin Hudson, Mairead Reitzel, and JP Bennet earned a pair of 1st place finishes and a 2nd place finish in Division B to earn 64 points and slot in at 8th in Division B. The combined 100 points gave the Brook a 4th place finish overall.

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Results

1.Severn School (MD)29
2.Christchurch School (VA)70
3.St. George’s School (RI)76
4.The Stony Brook School (NY)100
5.Norfolk Academy (VA)108
6.Ransom Everglades School (FL)109
7.Arrowhead HS (WI)113
8.St. Thomas Aquinas (FL)121
9.Norfolk Collegiate School (VA)124
10.Minnetonka HS (MN)132
11.Archbishop Spalding (MD)137
12.Bay HS (OH)144
13.Christian Brothers Academy (NJ)160
14.Grosse Pointe South HS (MI)178
15.Culver Academies (IN)184
16.Lincoln Academy (ME)185
17.Portland HS (ME)197
18.Sharon Academy (VT)231

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