2014 Cressy Results

Overnight, everything was different. The clocks changed (extra hour of sleep was welcomed by everyone), the temperature plummeted (highs in the 40s after temps in the 60s yesterday), the wind picked up (starting the day about 18-20 kts from the north, dying to around 12 -15kts by the end of the regatta), and a cruise ship dropped anchor in Newport, all making for a vastly different day of racing.
In the laser fleet, Matt Long (Dos Pueblos HS, PCISA) had a strong day with 3 first places and a second in six races to win by three points over Richard Didham (Point Loma HS, PCISA).  Malcolm Lamphere (Lake Forest HS, MISSA) also liked the blustery conditions, posting three first, a second, a third, and a fourth to move up into third place.
The new conditions broke up the log jam at the top of the radial fleet too.  Gary Prieto (Southold HS, MASSA) had all top six finishes on the day including three first to move into a tie with Andrew Puopolo (Stuyvesant HS, MASSA), one of the co-leaders after Saturday.  Prieto won the regatta on the second tie-breaker (three 1st places to two) with Puopolo taking the silver.  William Marshall (Buckingham, Browne, & Nichols, NESSA) also climbed the ladder today with two first, three seconds, and a third to move into third place overall.
Much thanks is owed to Event Chair Roy Williams, PRO Ron Hopkins, Chief Judge Peter Johns and their team of volunteers. Also thanks to our hosts (St George's School, Sail Newport, and Salve Regina University), to Laser Performance rep Nick Ewenson who organized the boats and made several repairs on the fly today that kept people racing, and to Team One Rep Martha Pitt, who organized the food.
The next Cressy will be sailed in Bellingham, WA in late October/Early November 2014.  Safe travels home to all the participants.  We hope you enjoyed your time in Newport!