Trysail Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta

Over the Columbus Day weekend, Webb competed in the 2009 Storm Trysail Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta. The regatta is sailed in a variety of offshore keelboats from 34 to 40 feet. 40 college teams and roughly 300 sailors attended the regatta. Webb sailed in the J109 class on Relentless. The crew for the regatta included Webb students Nathan Fast, Jenna Ferrieri , Chris Lyons, Will Markuske, Doug Slocum, Justin Van Emmerik, and Seth Cooley, as well as boat owner’s representative Vicky Neiner, and coach/advisor Professor Royce.  

Webb sailed very well and finished up in second place in the J109 class—tied for points with the first place team, but unfortunately losing out on the tie breaker by not having as many first place finishes. The winning team was University of Michigan, third place was Cornell. Results for the J109 class are below, and full results can be found here: http://www.yachtscoring.com/event_results_cumulative.cfm?eID=302

The Webb team would like to thank Al Minella who allowed us use of Relentless, Vick Neiner who’s advice and assistance was instrumental to the team’s performance, and Professor Royce who gave his time, advice, transport to Larchmont where the event was based, and more. We couldn’t have done it without these people. Thank you!

Place, Boat Number, Boat Name, School, Owner, Location Results, Races 1-6 Cumulative Score
1. USA 318 Strider Univ of Michigan/ Andrew Berdon Ann Arbor, MI, USA 1 1 11/DNF 1 1 3 18.0 
2. USA 162 Relentless Webb Institute/ Al Minella Glen Cove, NY, USA 3 3 2 2 4 4 18.0 
3. USA 125 Loki Cornell/ David Rosow Ithica, NY, USA 2 2 6 6 3 2 21.0 
4. USA 146 Storm Mass Maritime/ Rick Lyall Buzzards Bay, MA, USA 5 5 4 3 8 1 26.0 
5. USA 273 Strategery U-Conn/ Jack Forehand Storrs, CT, USA 7 4 3 4 5 7 30.0 
6. USA 267 Nordlys Roger Williams University / Bob Schwartz Bristol, RI, USA 6 7 1 7 2 9 32.0 
7. USA 260 Mad Dogs & Englishmen Miami of Ohio/ Adrian Begley Oxford, OH, USA 4 6 5 9 10 5 39.0 
8. HKG 2101 Apsara US Naval Acad/ Mike Sleightholme Annapolis, MD, USA 9 10 8 5 6 6 44.0 
9. USA 315 Vivace Western Michigan/ Chris McGuire Kalamazoo, MI, USA 10 8 7 8 9 8 50.0 
10. USA 1111 Freedom Williams/ Patrik Jakobson Williamstown, MA, USA 8 9 9 10 7 10 53.0