SAISA Open, February 11, 2017
US Sailing Center, Martin County
Isa du Plessis (2020) & Kenna Reed (2020) – 3rd
Cameron Swain (2019) & Sam Juskiewicz (2020) – 4th
A steady SE breeze around 10kts produced 10 races for the 18 teams competing. Easterly shifts and ebb & flood currents throughout the day presented some challenge. The current velocity on the east portion of the course was much greater, being in the channel, however easterly shifts provided a strongly favored port tack during the day. Fortunately we were given a coach boat and coaches were allowed out on the water today, giving us the opportunity to tune and strategize after every race, making a great experience for the team. The JV team had a very impressive day of racing. The potential witnessed today makes me extremely proud to have the privileged to coach my alma mater.
The event was sponsored by the Crossroads Yacht Club. The commodore of the club presented trophies for the top 5 teams.
Thank you to Mr. Jonathan Swain for supplying the team with fuel for the day.
Adam Harris, STA ’07
STA Regatta Coach
November 7, 2016
STA Sailing takes First Place at State Qualifying Regatta.
Sophia Reineke, current National Champion, 1st Place in Division A.
Connor Correll – 1st Place in Division B.
Robert Meagher IV – 1st Place in JV A.
Caroline Du Bois Weber – 1st Place in JV B.
Sophia Reineke competes in nationals; takes first place
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STA Sailing Team races on Nov 5th in Hollywood.
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The link below takes you to the results of national invitational regatta the weekend of October 15-16, at the USCGA.
Sailing Video: https://www.dropbox.com/s/u20iwal94o9diyq/LYC%20Sailing.mov?dl=0
May, 2016 – STA Sailing Team – Fifth in Nation
The 2016 ISSA Team Racing National Championships took place in Anacortes, Washington, on the last weekend in May, competing against teams from all corners of the country, including the US Virgin Islands.
Day 1: 48 degrees, windy and rainy conditions. We had some up and downs on Saturday but seemed to finish the day tied for fourth place.
Day 2: light and shifty breeze. Our momentum was gaining; then, the wind completely shut down! Racing was over. St. George’s School of Newport, Rhode Island, won the event with an undefeated score. Team Racing requires team work, trust, communication, awareness, and anticipation. Our sailors have excelled in this format for years, and have grown knowing each other through the sport with strong camaraderie that comes only with time. Congratulations to team member Mack Fox, Maxwell Gillette, Conner Correll, Clyde Wright, Alexandra Toppa, Dae Kelly, John Monahan, and Brian Buckley. Thanks to our coach, Arthur Blodgett, and all parents and families for a great year!
In 1990, the Board of Directors established the Interscholastic Sailing Association (ISSA)’s National Team-Racing Championship for the Baker Trophy, named for Toby Baker, Tabor Academy’s (Marion, MA) then long time head sailing coach, in recognition of Toby’s commitment to high school sailing and to team racing in particular. Toby served as President and Treasurer of ISSA and as President of the New England School Sailing Association (NESSA). He coached high school sailing first at Taft, and then at Tabor. His influence helped interscholastic sailing evolve into a national organization. The championship venue now rotates among the ISSA districts. This year the Baker National Championship is organized by the Northwest Interscholastic Sailing Association (NWISA) in Anacortes, Washington on May 27-29, 2016
Sunday, May 1, 2016
STA Team Record: 13-4
Skippers: Conner Correll,’18; Mack Fox,16; Sophia Reineke,’17; Alexandra Toppa,’16
Crews: Brian Buckley,’17; Maxwell Gillette,’16; Dae Kelly,’17; John Monahan,’16; Clyde Wright,’16
ISSA Team Racing Championship
for the 2016 Baker Trophy
Seafarers Memorial Park, Anacortes, WA
May 27-29, 2016
Chris Williford receives national award: http://www.sailingscuttlebutt.com/2015/12/22/47985/
Team roster and school information
Interscholastic Sailing Association (ISSA)District Rankings: http://saisa.hssailing.org/rankings/2015-2016-south-rankings
South Atlantic Interscholastic Sailing Association (SAISA) 2015-2016 Schedule
2015-2016 National Finals Singlehanded for the Cressy Trophy – Radial Rig
2014-2015 National Finals Team Race for the Baker Trophy
2014-2105 National Finals Fleet Race for the Mallory Trophy
2016-17 Sailing Team:
|5||Charles Sabadash IV||11|
|10||Isabella du Piessis||9|
|14||Robert Meagher IV||9|