Saturday, May 12:
Lakewood Yacht Club in Seabrook, Texas hosted the 2018 ISSA Mallory Trophy Championship for the High School Double-handed Fleet Race National Championship Regatta this weekend. Thank you to all of the many volunteers at Lakewood and the host school Clear Falls High School who helped in running this regatta, especially Dwight Bengtson the PRO.
Saturday began with a variable wind between 8 to 12 knots which gradually shifted approx. 40 degrees to the East around through the morning and early afternoon with several course resets. The wind settled into a SE 10-14 knot velocity for the rest of the day. The day was sunny and warm with a high of 87 degrees!
A total of 20 races were run with Point Loma High School (last year’s S1D High School Sailing Team of the Year) of San Diego in a clear lead with 84 points followed by Francis Parker School, also from San Diego in 2nd with 106 points closely followed by Christchurch School from Virginia in 3rd with 112 points.
Sunday, May 13:
Sunday, the day started sunny with about an 8 knot breeze, but shifted several times within an 80 degree direction resulting in a 30 min postponement. The wind settled at an ESE 8-12 knots and racing commenced. It gradually shifted to an ESE breeze between 8-12 with 14 total races being run, ending just after 2:30 for A fleet and around 3:10 for B Fleet.
Point Loma High School dominated winning by 48 points over 2nd place Francis Parker. Point Loma had 158 points, with Francis Parker at 206 points battling for 2nd with Christchurch who finished in 3rd with 209 points. Additionally, from Point Loma High School skipper Jack Reiter ’18 with crew Kalea Woodard ’20 won A-Division by 15 points with 72 total points over 2nd place A-Division team of Christchurch. In B-Division, skipper Jack Egan ’20 with crews Jonah Hatt ’19 and Marcus Huttunen ’20 of Point Loma High School took the honors of 1st place by 3 points with a total of 86 points over the 2nd place team Clear Falls High School.
Overall, this was a great regatta completing 34 total races and with 137 total sailors from all over the country who were all wonderful sailors, showed great competition and sportsmanship! Congratulations to all teams for competing in the ISSA National Championship! Congratulations to Point Loma High School with an impressive, dominating win to become the 2018 ISSA High School Champions! Thanks again to all who helped make this a great regatta!