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MAISA Fall Central Qualifier

posted Sep 22, 2011, 2:30 PM by Marisa Demourkas   [ updated Apr 6, 2012, 8:30 AM ]
September 17-18, 2011, Ocean County College

Its only week two of our season and we are already sailing in our qualifier. The forecast showed big breeze and that’s what we got. We brought our A-game to Toms River, New Jersey for the fall central qualifier.

We showed up bright and early Saturday morning and there was a good 8-12 knots of pressure. After a couple sets the A-boat was struggling a little bit but the B-boat was out winning races. We ended the day unsure as to where we really stood, but we were ready to get back out on the race course on Sunday and do everything we could to try and qualify.

On Sunday there was a bit more breeze, around 16-20 knots. The conditions were really puffy and shifty, which made the racing very difficult. We raced until we finished out the set and when the day was all said and done we ended up in 8th place and qualified for Club Champs in November. We gave it our best effort. The sailing was really tough and there was a lot of good competition out on the water.