2006 Mallory Results

2006 Mallory Cup
Grosse Pointe Yacht Club
Mallory Trophy National Championships
Grosse Pointe, MI
May 13 - 14, 2006

Sunday 1819 Hours

There is no wind on the water ... it stopped at about 1600 hours as the sailors left the water for the last time in Grosse Pointe Shores, MI and loaded boats on trailers and dollies.

The regatta was a tremendous success and 36 races were sailed; 18 complete rotations. The sailors were tested in difficult conditions on Saturday through 12 complete rotations, 24 races. Sailors and equipment had to endure 12-15 knots of wind and a pounding as the waves tested their ability. Sunday the conditions continued to test the sailors' skills as light winds prevailed. Several schools benefited from the light air and scored in the top ten such Hotchkiss, Corona del Mar, Annapolis, St Ignatius, HB Plant, and New Trier.

In the end, after 36 races, the top three teams were separated by 1 point. In their first visit to the Mallory Trophy, Antilles HS from St Thomas, VI edged Newport High School (CA) and Severn School (MD). Newport Harbor suffered a disappointing DSQ in a protest decision that knocked them out of first and created a tie for second place with Severn. Newport gained the second place award on a tie-breaker that 2 ISSA officers and 2 ISSA district representatives administered. Following Severn in the Top Ten were, in order: Point Loma HS, Tabor Academy, Naval Academy Prep School, Milton Academy, the Hotchkiss School, Corona del Mar HS (CA) and Pine View HS (FL).

The sailors on the Antilles team were:

A Division: Thomas Burrows '06 - All races Nate Rosenberg '06 – Races 1-2 Sarah Burks '08 – Races 3-18
B Division: Taylor Canfield '07 – Races 1-18 Nate Rosenberg ' 06 – Races 1-18

Hugo Roller '08 also attended the event.

Thanks go out to an incredible regatta staff - the race committee headed by regatta chair Dan Bracciano, PROs Tim Rumptz and Jim Rogers and all the volunteers on the Start and Finish boats. Chief Judge Bill Thorpe and judges Fred Hagedorn, George Griswold and Bill Zemin spent two long days on the water. The official scorer was Loretta Rehe and Barb Trost headed registration. Sloane Barbour was power fleet chair. There are too many people to thank but we recognize how important all the people are who went out on the mark set boats and safety boats and who survived a long day on the water Saturday. These people watched over our fleet of sailors and included a number of students including Charlie Trost and Brady Savage from the Grosse Pointe schools.

Brad Restum and Chad Bescange were critical to the regatta: Brad keeping boats sailing and helping out on the docks; Chad for his work all week helping GPYC prepare to host this regatta and getting boats ready. Also, it is important to mention the area yacht clubs, both of whom are big supporters of High School Sailing, who chipped in and lent the regatta boats: Crescent Sail Yacht Club and Bayview Yacht Club. The Chicago Yacht Club also provided 5 boats which Joe Quick and Evan Thompson delivered to GPYC and 18 sets of sails. We cannot overlook the staff of Grosse Pointe Yacht Club who kept us well fed and supplied all weekend.

To all who contributed, thank you. To Antilles High School, congratulations.