2010 Mallory Results

2010 Mallory Trophy
Indian Harbor Yacht Club
May 8-9, 2010
6:50 PM 5-9-10

REGATTA HIGHLIGHTS: The sailors all arrived to perfect New Engand Spring weather on Friday for the practice/registration day. Unfortunately, Saturday brought thunderstorms and no wind, at least for a while. Then we had wind and lots of it. The Race Committee was only able to complete two races today, one was the subject of a redress hearing. The jury eventually allowed the race to stand.

Undaunted, every returned on Sunday morning to typical New England weather (18-22 kts of wind, 50 degrees, and a wind chill in the 40s). The race committee moved the course closer to shore in order to get some racing in. And while it was puffy, shifty, and cold, the competitors embraced the conditions. Ten B-division and 8 A-Division races were sailed. Races 4A and 4B were skipped so that the race committee could get in the required three races per division early in the day.

Many thanks to Jonathan Nye and his great crew from the Indain Harbor YC, who ran a great series despite the conditions. Also thanks to Chief Judge Ron Hopkins and his cadre of judges for keeping the competitors honest. Most of the praise has to go to the competitors and coaches who battled each other as well as the conditions. There were several capsizes, and many cold sailors, but everyone handled the elements with poise and grace.