2002 Baker Results

Milton wins the 2002 Baker Team Race Championship

After an absence of several years from the win column in national schools team racing, New England has come back with Milton Academy(MA)'s close victory over Tabor Academy(MA) in the final rounds of the championship series. Southeast's Jesuit High School(LA) was third, Pacific's Newport Harbor High School (CA) was fourth in the double round-robin among the top four to decide the championship.

Over the Memorial Day weekend host MidWest ISA chose the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club and its waters on Lake St. Clair(MI) as the site for this regatta, and, using the Reverse-N course, PRO Ted Everingham provided a flawless 66-race first round- robin among the 12 teams selected nationwide from the seven ISSA districts. Completed on a windy and rainy Saturday, the preliminary series provided the seedings for  Sunday's moderate air and flat water racing in the championship, Blue and Red Rounds. All was done by 4:00pm, awards made and teams on their way home. A certain and positive influence in this was a combination of the exceptional talents of the competitors and the on-the-water judges led by Chief Judge Don Becker, using the RRS Appendix D Observer System and on-the-water hearings as needed. Only three hearings were held ashore, of those, two were for redress.

Defending Coronado High School was denied the skills of lead skipper Brian Haines due to an unexpected injury Friday evening just before the series start.

Awards were made by the Commodore of Grosse Pointe YC and the President of ISSA. The top teams are invited to race in the UK in the British Schools Dinghy Racing Association Team and Fleet Racing Championships in early July.

Here are the results:


Championship Round
1. Milton Academy(MA)
2. Tabor Academy(MA)
3. Jesuit High School (LA)
4. Newport Harbor High School (CA)

Blue Round
5. Coronado High School (CA)
6. University of San Diego High School (CA)
7. Key School (MD)
8. Martin County High School (FL)

Red Round
9. St. George's School (RI)
10. Anacortes High School (WA)
11. St. Petersburg High School (FL)
12. St. Ignatius High School (IL)