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RAMS PLACE 3RD & QUALIFY FOR COED NATIONAL'S


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« on: April 30, 2017, 01:06:08 pm »

With a 5th & 4th in races 9A & 9B while Hobart scored two bullets, our Rams dropped to second place. In 10 A & B, H/WS finished 6 & 3, while Fordham scored a 4 & 9 to fall into third place, one point behind Navy, which had a 2-6-9-2 series in the prior four races.

In other top 9 action, GTN has moved from 6th to 4th place with a 7-5-1-4 series dropping GWU, which finished 11-8-2-7, from 4th to 5th.
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« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2017, 02:40:01 pm »

In races 11A & B, H/WS widened its lead with a 4th & a 3rd place finish. Both Fordham & Navy had one high double-digit finish. Our Rams placed 18 & 4 to Navy's 17 & 6 putting them at 127 points each with Fordham winning the tiebreaker for 2nd place.

GWU had back-to-back 2nds moving them up to 4th place, while GTN with a 9 & 5 slipped back to 5th.

Going into Race 12A, the standings are:
1. H/WS       106 points
2. FRD          127
3. Navy         127
4. GWU         137
5. GTN          143
6. ODU          159
7. HAMPTON  162
8. St. Mary's  166
9. Kings Pt.    203
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« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2017, 04:14:08 pm »

12 A & B were tough for our Rams. A 17th & 9th dropped us into 4th place, behind H/WS, Navy & GWU.

Starting with 13 A & B, Coach Norfleet subbed William Dumke '20 and Katherine Jones '18 in as crews in A & B Division respectively,
and his move paid off as the Rams bounced back with a pair of seconds to recapture 3rd place.

Going into Race 14 A, i.e., the 27th race of the regatta, the top five are:

1. Hobart/William Smith     119 points
2. U.S. Naval Academy.      146
3. FORDHAM                     157
4. George Washington        162
5. Georgetown                   168   
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« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2017, 06:43:02 pm »

Time expired after 30 races had been conducted at the 2017 MAISA SPRING COED DINGHY CHAMPIONSHIP.

In races 14 A & B, and 15 A & B, H/WS and Navy solidified their grips on the top two positions. Hobart closed with a 5-2-2-1 series to take the championship, and Navy finished with a 3-6-1-2 series to capture second place. Fordham sailed well in 14A & B finishing 8th and 3rd respectively, but then struggled in the last two races to end the competition with a pair of 14s. Most importantly, unlike Georgetown & George Washington, who were both disqualified in Race 15 A, our Rams stayed out of trouble. I don't know the details of the DSQs but a 
DSQ is scored one point more than the total number of boats in the competition, ergo 19 points. Georgetown ended with a 14-1-DSQ-6 series to finish in 4th place, while GWU finished 5th with a 17-5-DSQ-11 series.

Overall, our six team members sailed very well to end in 3rd place with a podium finish. Having six places between us and not qualifying for national's is a lot less stressful than doing battle for the last qualifying berth with one race to go.

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OUR SAILORS! I'm sure that they are exhausted after two full days of tight competition but the drive to Rose Hill from Ithaca, NY tonight will be very sweet indeed.

The Top 9 teams qualify for the ICSA Coed Dinghy National Championship to be hosted by the College of Charleston later this month.

UNOFFICIAL ORDER OF FINISH - PENDING POSTING OF OFFICIAL RESULTS
(* = Varsity Team)

PLACE   TEAM                                             POINTS
1          Hobart/William Smith  *                      129
2          U.S. Naval Academy  *                        158
3          FORDHAM UNIVERSITY                        196
4          Georgetown  *                                    208
5          George Washington  *                          214
6          St. Mary's College, MD  *                      222
7          Hampton University  *                          228
8          Old Dominion University                        232
9          U.S. Merchant Marine Academy  *          274

10        SUNY Maritime  *                                 292
11        Cornell                                                321
12        U/Pennsylvania                                    332
13        Christopher Newport  *                         337
14        Virginia Tech                                        368
15        Washington College  *                          377
16        University of Virginia                            408
17        Stevens Institute of Technology             412
18.       Queens University (Canada)                  425       





 
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« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2017, 07:36:57 pm »

Congrats sailors!
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« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2017, 10:18:51 pm »

The results, as indicated above, are official.

Following is from the Official Report:

Sunday, April 30:

"Teams were welcomed back to the Merrill Family Sailing Center on Sunday for the final day of racing at the America Trophy. A light/patchy northerly wind gave hope for some racing early on and teams were sent out for a 9:30am first start. The wind quickly built and race 9A got underway in a 12-15mph Northwesterly. By the time race 9B was ready to go the breeze had dropped to 7-10mph and during the final run for the B race the breeze had dropped even further, ultimately to nothing and sailors were sent ashore. The wind stayed calm for the next couple of hours and the sailors hit the water again at 12pm when a light northerly filled back in, just enough to complete races 10A/10B. The touch and go was tough on the Race Committee and the competitors, but we were making the most of what we had.

Finally after another wind delay, the projected forecasted southerly came through at 2pm and built quickly. With two hours remaining we were able to knock out 5A and 5B races to finish with 15 total in each division for the regatta. The southerly conditions were a nice change from the light northerly winds and sailors were able to stretch their legs in 12-15mph, nice flat water, and pressure shifts.

One protest was filed during the wind delay between UPenn and Hampton, heard, and disallowed. There were a few protest filed at the end of the day, all for the exact same incident involving 5 boats in the final A division race. Thank you to our judges (Colin Keil, Claire Riedman, & Dalton Brauer) for sorting it out, ultimately resulting in two DSQ's, one for Georgetown and another for GW. *

Thank you to the RC who spent long hours on the water running the races: Perry Goodman, Thomas Balk, Connor Juckniess, Ethan Andersen, Luke Andersen, Sam Webster, and Dan Thompson. They did a great job throughout the weekend securing 30 total races. 26/30 were W4's and with the rest W3's in the southerly winds.

The All-MAISA Committee gave out a number of awards at the end of the day including the All-MAISA 1st/2nd team skippers, All-MAISA Crews, Sportsman of the year, Coach of the year, and Sailor of the year. Congratulations to all the recipients for their commitment to MAISA and the ICSA this year.

The top 9 teams will move on to represent the conference at the National Championship held in Charleston, SC at the end of May. Congratulations to Hobart and William Smith for winning the 2017 America Trophy for the 5th time."

* Five boats involved in one protest situation most likely involved the "Right-of-way" Rules at a mark rounding. Fortunately, at a
conference championship, the Protest Committee is most likely composed of very knowledgeable Rules experts, who are able to
adjudicate the most challenging situations.

NB By the way, 3rd Place at the MAISA Coed Dinghy Championship is a major accomplishment for the Sailing Team. There are 54 teams      (11 Varsity & 43 Club teams) in our Middle Atlantic conference. To place third at the conference championship, Fordham had to first qualify for the championship itself; then compete against 17 other qualifiers, which included all 11 varsity teams plus six other club teams, to finish among the top nine schools to earn a berth at national's. Fordham was the highest finisher among the seven club teams and the only one to qualify for national's.
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« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2017, 05:44:46 am »

It should be noted that Fordham's 3rd place finish at the MAISA SPRING COED DINGHY CHAMPIONSHIP is the team's best performance ever at this event. The previous best was 5th Place in 2015.
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« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2017, 06:34:29 am »

From the Official Report above:

"The All-MAISA Committee gave out a number of awards at the end of the day including the All-MAISA 1st/2nd team skippers, All-MAISA Crews, Sportsman of the year, Coach of the year, and Sailor of the year. Congratulations to all the recipients for their commitment to MAISA and the ICSA this year."

I just learned this morning, that among those honored as ALL-MAISA CREW was FORDHAM'S OWN...

KATHERINE "KJ" JONES, '18

Congratulations to KJ upon her outstanding performance this year. She contributed in a major way to both our Coed and Women's
Sailing teams. This honor and her recognition are well deserved!!!
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« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2017, 11:47:38 am »

Sailing is quite a credit to the school, and something the Athletic Department should merchandise more.

DO everything to promote an overall winning culture.

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« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2017, 05:24:04 pm »

Congrats to the sailors. coaches and Joe!
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