War Memorial

October 29-30, 2011

This weekend the team traveled to the US Naval Academy to compete in the War Memorial, the qualifying regatta for the Atlantic Coast Championships.  Saturday’s racing was postponed due to a gale force warning, but racing started around 1PM in freezing rain / snow and 10-20 knot conditions.  8 races were competed on Saturday.  The weather on Sunday was much more pleasant and an additional 10 races were completed.  Congratulations to skippers Mike Russom (13) and Jack Swikart (15) and crews Christina Johns (13), Marina Reppucci (12), Kelsi Schoenrock (12), and Ali Zablocki (12) on placing 8th overall and securing a berth at ACCs.

Full Results: http://scores.collegesailing.info/f11/war-memorial/

Sherman Hoyt Trophy

October 22-23, 2011

The team traveled to Providence, RI this weekend to compete in the Sherman Hoyt Trophy hosted by Brown University.  8 races were completed Saturday in 3-10 knots of shifty breeze.  2 races in each division were sailed on Sunday.  The team finished 15th overall, with Mike Russom (13) and Ali Zablocki (12) finishing 13th in A Fleet and Jack Swikart (15) and Christina Johns (15) finishing 15th in B Fleet.

Full Results: http://scores.collegesailing.info/f11/sherman-hoyt/

WAC Open/Central Fall #2

October 15-16, 2011

Tory Stires (14), Christine Bowman (14), Matthias Chia (15), and Elizabeth Hayt (13) traveled to Washington College this weekend to compete in the WAC Open/Central Fall #2 regatta. Despite extremely windy conditions and it being the first collegiate regatta of many of our sailors, the team had fun and finished 12th overall.

Full results: http://scores.collegesailing.info/f11/wac-open-central-fall-2/

Navy Fall

October 15-16, 2011

Penn Sailing also traveled to the US Naval Academy to compete in the 4 division regatta Navy Fall.  The team finished 16th overall out of 18th, but fared well despite challenging conditions the first day.  Jack Swikart (15), Ali Zablocki (12), and Marina Reppucci (12) competed in the A division and finished 15th.  Christina Johns (13) and Kelsi Schoenrock (12) finished 15th in B division.  Mike Russom (13) finished 10th in C division (Laser Full Rig) and Armaan Pai (15) finished 17th in D division (Laser Radial).

Full Results: http://scores.collegesailing.info/f11/navy-fall 

Carl Van Duyne

October 8, 2011

Mike Russom (’13) traveled to Kings Point, NY to compete in the Carl Van Duyne Trophy, the qualifying regatta for ICSA Singlehanded Championships.  Two races were held Saturday morning in a 4 knot westerly.  Races were then postponed until 5:15 and 3 races were sailed in a 5 knot southerly.  No races were held on Sunday.  Mike placed 7th out of 18.

Full Results: http://scores.collegesailing.info/f11/carl-van-duyne/

Philly Fleet Race

October 1-2, 2011

The University of Pennsylvania hosted the 2011 Philadelphia Fleet Race this past weekend of October 1st and 2 at the Corinthian Yacht Club. Saturday provided a challenge for sailors with light winds from 5-10 kts and a seven foot tide change  On Sunday, two races were accomplished before the wind died until noon. Despite shifty conditions, the wind managed to fill strong from the southwest at 10-15 kts. A total of 12 races were sailed in each fleet.  Courses were W4. No protests were filed either day.

Stevens Institute of Technology took the win with 38 total points over 12 races, 42 less points than their nearest competitor Drexel. Gerard Tonachel ’13 skippered with Lara Paul ’15 as crew in A fleet racking up 18 points. Christian Geary ’14 skippered B fleet with Kyle Ripley ’13 and finished the regatta with 20 total points. The University of Pennsylvania Sailing Team would like to give a special thanks to Drexel and their coach, Doug Brown, for donating their coach boat to set marks for the regatta as well as Skip Skiwart for his help on Saturday setting the courses. Penn would also like to thank the Corinthian Yacht club for letting us use their facilities to host the 2011 Philadelphia Fleet Race.

Full Results: http://scores.collegesailing.info/f11/philly-fleet-race/