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« on: April 15, 2017, 05:10:35 am »

My apology for the delayed posting due to travel commitments.


Fordham participated in the Prosser Trophy Regatta hosted by SUNY Maritime and at the Central Spring Open at Monmouth University.

The Prosser Trophy is the MAISA Conference (54 schools) Team Race Championship featuring the top eight qualifying teams. The top four finishers qualified for the ICSA Team Race National Championship. Fordham, the only Club team to qualify, placed seventh in the eight-boat fleet.

The Central Spring Open was an 18-team, fleet racing competition, which featured one varsity and 17 club teams. Fordham entered two teams and placed first and third at this event.


Contingent upon the wind, Fordham had several skipper-crew pairings over the weekend. Will Holz ‘17, Alec Tayler ‘17, Matt Cappetta ‘19 and Tucker Hersam ’20 were the drivers, while Charlotte LeClue ‘19, Makena Materson ‘19, Katherine Jones ’18, Lauren Holderman ‘18, Cortney Reilly ‘20, and Will Dumke ’20 handled the jib.

From the official report:


After a week of cool rainy weather, sailors were greeted by sunny skies and breezy westerly winds running down the East River this morning.
The breeze ranged from 15-20 knots most of the day with a few races where it dropped to the single digits for short periods towards the end of the day. As always the East River's current was on full tilt and ranged from favorable-to slack-to adverse tide that picked up and made racing look like sailing on a treadmill until the current overcame the turning mark's anchors and we had to abandon racing for the day. One race was abandoned by the umpires due to a breakdown, and two redress hearings were heard, resulting in resail's being granted.


Sunday was a beautiful day to be outside, but the breeze did not cooperate. Only 11 races were sailed, five of which were resails or sailoffs.
After much time waiting around and lots of wind delays, the second round was completed but not with enough time to run a ‘Top 6’ round. Two sailoffs; USNA vs. ODU and HWS vs. GWU determined the championship and the last qualifying spot for national’s.

Congratulations to USNA for winning the 2017 Prosser Trophy.”

ORDER OF FINISH (* = varsity team)

PLACE     TEAM                                         WON        LOST
1.        U.S. Naval Academy   *                     10            4 **
2.        Old Dominion   *                               10            4 **
3.        Georgetown   *                                   9            5 **       
4.        Hobart/Wm. Smith   *                         8             6 **
5.        George Washington   *                        8             6
6.        St. Mary’s   *                                      6             8       
7.        FORDHAM                                           5             9
8.        Hampton   *                                        0           14

**  MAISA Qualifier for ICSA National Championship


Sailing for “FORDHAM 1” were Amanda Stapp ‘18 & Annika Ekholm ‘20 in A Division and Grace Howie ‘20 & Gabi Mascio ‘18 in B Division. For “FORDHAM 2” were Thomas Cooper ’19 & Brigid Murphy ‘20 in A Division and Thomas Capozzi ‘18 & Jacqueline Tobin ‘20 in B Division.  Our Rams sailed smart and consistently. Kudos to both teams for their terrific performances!

From the official report:


A strong breeze of 18-20 knots out of the northwest with gusts to 28 caused a morning postponement. The first race finally started at approximately 11:30AM when the puffs subsided. Puffy conditions made for some tough sailing for some sailors as there were a number of capsizes throughout the day. Thankfully, capable safety boats were able to assist when necessary. At 3:00 PM the wind kicked back up and racing was postponed until 4:30 PM when the decision was made to call it a day. A total of five races were sailed on Saturday, three 'A'  and two 'B' races. One protest was heard and thrown out. Leading the regatta at the end of day one are the Stony Brook Seawolves followed by the Fordham Rams and the Washington College Shoremen.


Sailors were greeted with a westerly breeze of 7-8 knots with gusts up to 12 knots. The first start was at 9:45AM. Only one 'A' division race was sailed before the wind died. Racing was postponed until 11:30 AM when a southwest wind picked up and 'B' division was able to get out for their set. The race committee had to contend with heavy oscillations in the wind and make the necessary course adjustments. Three 'A' races and four 'B' races were sailed today. Congratulations to the top teams: Fordham Rams 1, Stony Brook Seawolves 1, and Fordham Rams 2. Also, a big thank you to Shrewsbury Sailing & Yacht Club and its members for volunteering their time to help run the regatta!”

ORDER OF FINISH (* = varsity team)

PLACE   TEAM                                             POINTS
1.          FORDHAM 1                                      44
2.          SUNY Stony Brook 1                          51
3.          FORDHAM 2                                      54
4.          Washington College  *                        54
5.          Villanova                                           72
6.          Columbia                                          81
7.          U/Penn                                             89
8.          Stevens Institute                               96
9.          Drexel                                             101
10.        Loyola, MD                                       125
11.        SUNY Stony Brook 2                          141
12.        Delaware                                          141
13.        Monmouth                                        150
14.        Webb Institute                                  163         
15.        Princeton                                          168
16.        Penn State                                        176
17.        Rutgers                                             182
18.        William & Mary                                  190

Over Easter Weekend, our Rams will be competing at the 20-team Navy Spring Regatta in Annapolis, and the 18-team Owen Trophy Regatta at Yale. Both are Fleet Racing events.
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