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2010 Baker Results

2010 Baker Results
Sail Sand Point
Seattle, WA
May 21-23, 2010

Twelve of the best high school sailing teams came to Seattle to compete for the title of ISSA HS Team Racing Champions. After 90 races, Point Loma High School emerged as the 2010 Baker Trophy Champions.

Sailors arrived at Sail Sand Point in Seattle Friday afternoon for a day of practice on the waters of Lake Washington. Teams enjoyed a solid 5-7 knot Southerly that shifted slowly to the East during the afternoon practice session.

Saturday morning, racing started promptly at 10:00 in a light South breeze that built to 8 knots by 2:00. The wind started to die and shifted to the East. Several races were abandoned, and sailors waited on the water until a Northwest breeze filled and another 15 races could be completed. At about 6:30, the wind shut off for good and sailors were sent in for the day with 59 races complete, just 7 races shy of a complete round robin.

Sunday morning the breeze was waiting for the sailors first thing. A 10 knot South breeze was in place and racing was started at 9:30. With the steady breeze, races were sailed right off the Sand Point pier. After the final seven races of the initial round robin were completed schools were split into Gold, Silver and Bronze divisions. Gold sailed a double round robin, Silver and Bronze both completed a single round. Racing concluded by 1:00.

All races were sailed on the Digital N course. Racing kept moving all weekend thanks to a spectacular race committee led by PRO Carl Buchan and the amazing group of umpires led by Chief Umpire Rob Overton.

Congratulations to Point Loma High School the 2010 ISSA High School Team Racing Champions!

Check out video from the event thanks to Chris Love and Sailgroove at http://www.sailgroove.org/

Point Loma's winning Baker Team:

Skippers: Kevin Laube '10 | Jake LaDow '11 | Olin Paine '12 | Shone Bowman '10 | Jake Reynolds '12
Crews: Claire Bagg '10 | Will Herrin '12 | Reece Bernet '10 | Kyle Sutter '12

Click on the thumbnails below to view the images.

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Event photos from Sean Trew can be found at http://www.pacificfog.net/