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2011 Baker Results

2011 Baker
Norfolk Yacht & Country Club
Norfolk, VA
May 20-22, 2011

The Virginia Interscholastic Sailing Association held the 2011 Interscholastic Sailing Association Baker National Team Race Championship on May 20, 2011 and May 21, 2011 at the Norfolk Yacht and Country Club in Norfolk, Virginia.

On Saturday under sunny skies with winds of 8 – 12 knots in the morning, 12 teams competed in the qualifying round until the wind dropped off at 1:00 and racing was suspended. At 2:30 winds picked backup to 5 to 8 knots and racing continued until 6:30 completing 42 races for the day. Races averaged 18 minutes in duration

On Sunday skies were again sunny. Winds initially 6 to 8 knots died after the first race with the second race being abandoned. Winds filled in at 5 to 7 knots around 2:00 and racing continued. 66 races were completed at 3:30 with races of 10 - 14 minutes in duration.

Tabor Academy is the 2011 National Team Race Champion, with a 10-1 record. Newport Harbor finished 2nd with a 9-2 record, winning a tiebreaker race over The Hotchkiss School (also 9-2) and moving it to 3rd place.

1st Tabor Academy Team 10 Wins – 1 Loss
Nick Johnstone | Connor Murphy | Sean Golden | Riley Calhoun | Doyle Calhoun | Alex Jacob | Mackenzie Cooper | Asa Smith

2nd Newport Harbor Team 9 Wins – 2 Losses
Kieron Ching | Cooper Scott | Nicole Grice | Ryan Davidson | Franchie Cappellini | Eric Kincaid | Daniel Segerblom | Greer Wattson | Shelley Grice

3rd The Hotchkiss School Team 9 Wins – 2 Losses
Graham Landy | Christopher Schade | Sasha Schell | Connor Astwood | Charlotte Bellings | Parker Rawlings | Jack Gerli | Declan Whitmyer | Casey Klingler

Saturday May 20, 2011 – Winds 8 to 12 knots from the WNW, 42 races sailed.

Sunday May 1, 2011 – Calm in the morning with winds picking up to 5 to 7 knots from the NNE, around 2pm, 25 Races sailed.

PRO – Gary Bodie did a great job keeping the course square and keeping the races rolling; Chief Umpire – Rob Overton, with deputy Christine Accetella, and their crack tram of umpires kept the races fair; Scorer – Tim Spracher maintained accurate scoring and posted scores throughout the day; Regatta Chair – Randy Stokes assembled a great team of volunteers and race officials who worked hard at the goal of making the event a fair test of skill and a good experience for the teams

Each of the teams, from top to bottom, displayed great team racing skills.

Click on the thumbnails below to view the images.

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Event Pictures can be seen at www.sailvisa.com/photos.