21 September 2013

Maritime Fall Open

14th Place Overall.


The weekend of September 21-22 2013 saw the Queen’s Sailing Team participate in the Maritime Fall Open Regatta.

Skipper Joy MacDonald and crew David Kagan competed in the A-fleet finishing in twelfth overall, with a sixth place on Sunday afternoon.

First year skipper Maura Condon and veteran crew Anders Brown competed in the B fleet and had a great first showing.

See the results on collegesailing.org.

Here’s the regatta report from collegesailing.org.

Saturday, September 21

After a 1 hour wind delay to start the day, the forecasted southeasterly breeze began to fill and increased throughout the day. The first set was completed in 5-7 knots and the wind built progressively with each new set, peaking at 16-22 for the last A and B rotation. Racing was called after race 6B to save the sailors and the boats.

Looking forward to good breeze tomorrow and lots more races. After day 1 the Fordham Rams lead convincingly, and full scores can be found ahttp://scores.collegesailing.org/f13/maritime-fall-open/full-scores/

Sunday, September 22

Six races were sailed in each division on the river today. The Fordham Rams led for the majority of the event but a pair of OCS’s late in the series allowed HWS to steal the win in the final race. Two protests were filed resulting in two DSQs.

Thanks to the Maritime sailors for running twelve races in each division in tricky race management conditions on the East River and congrats to the HWS Statesmen and Herons for the big win.