Charleston Spring Intersectional

(02.21.04 - 02.22.04) College of Charleston
REGATTA HIGHLIGHTS:
Saturday:
A great day of sailing was had on the Cooper River today with temps in the mid 60s and breeze W/NW 8-16. 18 teams sailed Gold Cups and 2 x Windward/Leeward in CofC's 420s. Eight A and B races were completed. One protest was filed resulting in a DSQ.

Sunday:
Five races were completed today. Temps were a bit lower with the first race starting in a N/NE breeze at 5 and the final race in E/SE at 10-12. Courses were Gold Cup. No protests were filed.

Results from charleston spring intersectional

A division = 13 Races
01. Charleston 56 Jose Fuentes '06 Alana O'Reilly '06

02. Dartmouth 60 Erik Storck '07 Jimmmy Attridge '07 1-2, Killarney Loufek '07 3+

03. Stanford 63 Brian Haines '06 Caroline Young '07

04. Georgetown 75 Andrew Campbell '06 Emilie Lincoln '04 1-8, Emilie Bogrand '07 9+

05. South Florida 83 Kevin Reali '06 Ashley Reynolds '06 1-2, Abby Ethington '06 3-8

06. Coast Guard Academy 87 Tom Przybyla '04 Baxter Smoak '04

07. Eckerd 89 Peter Stanton '06 Karen Pickering '04

08. Brown 93 Patrick Rynne '05 Arlene Chung '06

09. UC/Irvine 97 Mike Brown '06 Whitney Loufek '07

10. Texas A&M Galveston 116 Bill Self '04 Robin Reger '05

11. St. Mary's College 117 Chuck Ullman '07 Eric Reitinger '06 1-8, Jamie Gilman 9+

12. Old Dominion Univ. 145 David Tunnicliffe '07 Christabelle Fernandez '05

13. Cornell 155 Pete Kane '04 Tom Hull '06

14. Texas 163 Barry Curtin '04 Danielle Ellis '04

15. Florida 184 Ornel Cotera '04 Courtney Whitehurst '06

16. Ohio University 209 Karl Felger '06 Ashley Moszkowicz '06 1-4, Adam Wood '06 5-6

17. Christopher Newport 215 Will Summers '06 1,2,5,6,9,10 Mark Newman 3,4,7,
    Paula Davis '05 1,2,5-10; Kate O'Connor '06 3,4,

18. Notre Dame 215 Mike Stephens '04 Erin Elser '06


B division = 13 Races
01. Georgetown 45 Tyler Haskell '04 Nick Deane '06 1-8, Kati Ferriss 9+

02. UC/Irvine 57 Frank Tybor '07 Will Pochereva '07

03. Charleston 64 Tom Loutrel '05 Savannah Morton '05

04. Stanford 76 Peter Deming '05 Taylor Clark '04

05. Dartmouth 78 Scott Linthicum '04 Christina Duncan '06, Jimmy Attridge '07

06. Brown 95 Ward Young '05 Deirdre Negrini '04

07. Coast Guard Academy 95 Tom Leach '06 JJ Schock '06

08. Eckerd 100 Kellen Bernard '06 Nick Moraski '07 1-8, Tina Irwin '07 9+

09. South Florida 105 Andrew Blom '05 Amber Cockburn '04

10. St. Mary's College 120 Mark Sorbo '07 Katie Tinder '06 1-8,
    Hannah Lichtenstein '07 9+

11. Old Dominion Univ. 128 Tom Lewin '07 Ryan Kozoriz '07

12. Florida 141 Dana Fardy '04 Ashleigh Schmidt '06

13. Texas 148 Blake Billman '04 Kristen Johnston '07

14. Texas A&M Galveston 153 Hugh Haggerty '06 Richard Phillips '05

15. Christopher Newport 186 Pete Foytik '06 Rebecca Casey '06

16. Cornell 196 Fred Rollins '05 Allie Tumilty '06

17. Ohio University 208 Mark Paisley '05 1-2, Andy Mulford '06 3-4 Eric Milliman '06

18. Notre Dame 222 Katie Roney '04, Seth O'Donnell '04 5-6 Andrew Lappin '04,
    Seth O'Donnell '04 9-10


RACE:  01  02  03  04  05  06  07  08  09  10  11  12  13  TOTAL

01 Charleston
DIV A: 03  04  01  05  01  01  01  08  08  07  01  07  09  56
DIV B: 05  01  02  01  04  07  07  02  01  06  05  14  09  64
TOTAL: 08  13  16  22  27  35  43  53  62  75  81  102 120 120

02 Georgetown
DIV A: 04  06  04  04  05  10  07  09  07  08  03  05  03  75
DIV B: 04  03  01  04  01  01  02  04  05  09  01  05  05  45
TOTAL: 08  17  22  30  36  47  56  69  81  98  102 112 120 120

03 Dartmouth
DIV A: 05  01  05  01  08  11  09  05  03  01  04  02  05  60
DIV B: 06  10  05  03  15  04  06  03  04  08  08  02  04  78
TOTAL: 11  22  32  36  59  74  89  97  104 113 125 129 138 138

04 Stanford
DIV A: 06  05  06  02  02  02  03  01  04  13  09  03  07  63
DIV B: 02  06  04  02  02  08  01  06  03  11  10  09  12  76
TOTAL: 08  19  29  33  37  47  51  58  65  89  108 120 139 139

05 UC/Irvine
DIV A: 08  13  02  06  06  05  05  07  09  02  10  11  13  97
DIV B: 01  04  03  07  05  09  05  08  07  01  03  03  01  57
TOTAL: 09  26  31  44  55  69  79  94  110 113 126 140 154 154

06 Coast Guard Academy
DIV A: 10  08  07  08  03  07  02  14  10  04  11  01  02  87
DIV B: 09  09  12  08  03  05  04  09  10  03  12  01  10  95
TOTAL: 19  36  55  71  77  89  95  118 138 145 168 170 182 182

07 Brown
DIV A: 02  03  13  16  07  04  10  02  13  03  06  08  06  93
DIV B: 08  07  08  11  06  DSQ 09  01  02  05  04  13  02  95
TOTAL: 10  20  41  68  81  104 123 126 141 149 159 180 188 188

08 South Florida
DIV A: 11  02  03  07  09  08  08  03  02  14  02  06  08  83
DIV B: 03  02  09  06  08  03  03  12  14  13  11  08  13  105
TOTAL: 14  18  30  43  60  71  82  97  113 140 153 167 188 188

09 Eckerd
DIV A: 01  07  08  10  04  12  06  10  01  06  08  12  04  89
DIV B: 07  18  11  05  07  10  08  07  12  04  02  06  03  100
TOTAL: 08  33  52  67  78  100 114 131 144 154 164 182 189 189

10 St. Mary's College
DIV A: 14  10  14  03  12  06  11  11  12  09  05  09  01  117
DIV B: 11  05  10  09  13  02  11  10  06  10  06  16  11  120
TOTAL: 25  40  64  76  101 109 131 152 170 189 200 225 237 237

11 Texas A&M Galveston
DIV A: 09  12  10  09  10  03  04  06  05  12  07  18  11  116
DIV B: 12  12  07  12  11  11  10  11  17  14  16  12  08  153
TOTAL: 21  45  62  83  104 118 132 149 171 197 220 250 269 269

12 Old Dominion Univ.
DIV A: 07  15  15  13  13  13  12  04  14  05  16  04  14  145
DIV B: BKD 08  06  13  09  12  12  05  15  07  14  11  06  128
TOTAL: 17  40  61  87  109 134 158 167 196 208 238 253 273 273

13 Texas
DIV A: 15  09  12  14  11  14  15  13  11  11  12  10  16  163
DIV B: 13  14  13  10  14  06  13  13  09  12  09  07  15  148
TOTAL: 28  51  76  100 125 145 173 199 219 242 263 280 311 311

14 Florida
DIV A: 13  14  09  17  15  17  14  15  15  17  13  13  12  184
DIV B: 10  15  15  15  12  14  15  14  11  02  07  04  07  141
TOTAL: 23  52  76  108 135 166 195 224 250 269 289 306 325 325

15 Cornell
DIV A: 12  11  11  11  14  09  13  12  06  15  15  16  10  155
DIV B: 14  11  17  14  17  15  18  15  16  17  13  15  14  196
TOTAL: 26  48  76  101 132 156 187 214 236 268 296 327 351 351

16 Christopher Newport
DIV A: 17  16  17  18  18  16  17  16  BKD 16  17  15  15  215
DIV B: 15  13  14  16  10  17  14  16  08  18  18  10  17  186
TOTAL: 32  61  92  126 154 187 218 250 275 309 344 369 401 401

17 Ohio University
DIV A: 16  18  16  12  17  15  18  18  16  10  18  17  18  209
DIV B: 16  16  18  18  16  13  17  17  13  16  15  17  16  208
TOTAL: 32  66  100 130 163 191 226 261 290 316 349 383 417 417

18 Notre Dame
DIV A: 18  17  18  15  16  18  16  17  17  18  14  14  17  215
DIV B: 17  17  16  17  18  16  16  18  18  15  17  18  DNS 222
TOTAL: 35  69  103 135 169 203 235 270 305 338 369 401 437 437

WINNING TEAM: Charleston
Jose Fuentes '06
Alana O'Reilly '06
Tom Loutrel '05
Savannah Morton '05

David Dabney
Assistant Coach, College of CharlestonREPORT BY BILL SELFA-division: Bill/Robin
B-division: Hugh/Richard

Day 1: Lots of breeze and lots of current starting at 10am flooding out at 3-5knots. Wind at 10-20 knots. Current went slack at 3pm and changed directions. For most of the day current was moving from course right to course left, except for when the wind shifted. Large chop, with wave riding conditions down wind. Weight had to be back to keep bow from being a submarine. Asked many different teams for advice on conditions, the Charleston guys suggested upper course right to be favored as the day went on.

Day 2: Not as much breeze, probably 5 to 12 knots with the same exact current as the first day. Different wind direction that shifted about 3 times, (i.e. all 3 other directions besides the direction the first day). Advice from local teams was that the wind was random and to keep eyes open. Second day was easier to actually see the breeze and watch it move down the course.

Both days consisted of Gold Cup courses, triangle windward/leeward finish downwind, but they also threw in a couple of W2’s. The entire weekend consisted of very long courses. Never did a set (2 races) take less than an hour, regardless of the breeze.

The pin was consistently favored by 5 or more degrees as the RC boat did not want boats bumping into it. Most starts were good if you were 1/3 of the way to the pin. Current played an enormous part of the starts, as well as the entry/exit strategy of mark rounding.

This is from interviewing each person:
Bill/Robin: Starts getting rolled was hard to prevent unless pulling the trigger soon enough, and it was impossible if you pulled the trigger underneath someone (which you cannot do with such high caliber sailors). Watching breeze up to the very last second was necessary to get off the line ---considering strong current. Sprinting off of the line was a big deal as to keep up with the heavy crews. The conditions changed so much and local knowledge from John and other sailors familiar with sailing area helped a great deal. 1st beat tried using current to advantage and planned for it all the way up the course. Using current to push up to the windward mark, tacking early of the layline.
Windshifts - watching breeze was constant and had to eat a few headers to get into the breeze and have a good lane upwind. Mark Roundings exit strategy was poor and sometimes we did our best under the conditions. An example is when a pack would round right behind you at the windward mark and the current opens up a large gap behind you for them to jibe in. A good portion of the time we were forced into particular exit strategies from the fleet due to the current, but made out O.K. most of the time. EXCEPT THE LAST RACE of the regatta. The leeward mark consisted of ALL 18 boats arriving at the SAME time with everyone fighting the current that was moving swiftly UPWIND! We got tangled up on the inside, there was no other option, and got around in mid-fleet.

Hugh/Richard: Difficult racing. Starts current timing and distance ---> Range. 1/3 towards favored end, many boats hurt themselves @ the favored end. Unless you were Michael Jordan, you wouldn't be THE boat at the favored end. 1st beat Majority of the time got dictated to by the fleet, tried to stay focused and initiated own desires asap. Tried to balance a good upwind lane with good shift. Obviously, bad starts kept you from good lane. Continued to try and get around course as fast as possible. The overall problem was not rounding or tacking, it was being where you should be on the course.

Fouls Got protested in A division once by a "real nice guy" (sarcastic) from Brown. He protested everyone on the race course. No one likes him. I disregarded the protest and he didn’t file. I was the second most leeward boat on a broad reach with Brown to leeward and 3 or 4 boats to windward…..all very much overlapped. He tried to take me up, and I told the other boats to go up, basically the Brown guy didn’t give me room to keep clear. No contact, though.

A division: Hit one windward mark and one leeward mark due to the current. And also snagged the anchor line with the rudder at one finish on second day. This was due to a boat not giving enough room and we had to refinish after clearing ourselves and finished last in that one. Needless to say, there were MANY boats that got into this type of trouble throughout the weekend.

We finished 10th overall after the first day of racing, and dropped one spot to 11th at the end of the regatta. We could have done better and we are not entirely satisfied with the results. It was a great regatta to learn from and I will recommend this regatta for many years to come as the East coast considers this the first major regatta of the spring season.

John Bowden helped us out enormously by picking us up at the airport, letting us stay at his VERY nice house and gave us his jeep wrangler for the weekend. His roommate has a flat screen TV with tevo and close to 300 hundred DVDs that was cool to watch. All of the traveling went smoothly without a hitch.

RANDOM: there was a guy crew that had a most interesting bailer. It was blue and looked like the remains of a laundry soap container. It was covered in (soft) PORN with packing tape covering it to keep protected from the water. This guy was a character.