13 April 2014

North Spring Qualifier at Cornell

Sixth of 14


Queen’s Sailing raced well at the North Spring Qualifier on April 12-13, 2014.

John Machum and Simone Larose (2017) sailed in Division A while Eric Goldfarb and Anders Brown (2014) sailed in Division B. Queen’s finished sixth in a fleet of 14 which is the same overall result as 2013.

Here’s a transcript of the official regatta report.

Saturday, April 12:

Sailors arrived to a light SW breeze and following the skippers meeting were headed out on the water. We were able to get in 2A and 1B race in the SW before it shut off and seemed to try to fill from the North. We waited around until about 3pm when the Northerly finally won the battle and filled in at about 7-10mph. It stuck around enough for us to complete the 2B race, another A set and another B set…4 races in each division for the day. Thank you to Colin Keil ‘15, Max Joh-Carnella ‘16, Duncan Howes ‘15 and Matt Schofield ‘17 for taking care of the RC work today.

Sunday, April 13:

Sailors arrived to a beautiful Southerly breeze around 8-12mph and racing got underway at 9:30am. The breeze was tricky today…puffy and shifty throughout the racing, and steadily building as the forecast predicted. Our max breeze was in the final race, 13B where we saw gusts over 20mph and quite a few capsizes. Great job by the RC led by Colin Keil ‘15 and Julie Barbera ‘17. Also thank you to Alex Gatto ‘15, Claire Riedman ‘16, Greg Reppucci ‘15, Alex Woloshyn ‘17, Ryan Mongomery ‘16, Wes Britton ‘17 and Duncan Howes ‘15 for their work on the water.

Congratulations to Kings Point, Cornell, Buffalo, Columbia, and Penn State for qualifying for the Amerca Trophy in a couple weeks.