2011 Racing

In 2011, members of the Nahant Sailing Program competed in the following regattas:


Newport Challenge, Newport, RI (June 11+12):
Conditions: very windy/rainy, challenging beginning for the season, strong competition

Optimists:
Participants:65 - Overall (30 red/ 26 blue/9 white)

Nick Kersten - blue





USODA Great Lakes ChampionshipsBuffalo Canoe Club, Ridgeway, Ontario, CANADA:
Conditions: warm and very low winds on saturday, a little more breeze on sunday, first team trials qualifier in North East US, very strong competition

Optimists:
Participants: 94 - Overall (33 red/37 blue/11 white/12 green)

Nick Kersten - 52 Overall (blue 22)



































Linda Wieditz Regatta, Rockport, MA: - online results / green: online results
Conditions: challenging low wind day with lots of current and wind shifts, overcast, rain in the early morning
Biggest showing of NSP at any regatta yet - 7 optis!! Nick wins blue fleet and ends up best non-local sailor overall !!

Optimists:
Participants: 59 - Overall (28 Championship/31 green)

Nick Kersten - 3 Overall (blue 1)
Max Carbone -  12 Overall (blue ?)
Julia Carbone - 24 Overall (white ?)

Lauren Kersten - 5
Ryan Connolly - 16
Olivia Fulghum - 18 
Mollie Frauenholz - 20





New Bedfort Junior Regatta, New Bedford, MA:
Conditions: sunny, initial low N winds fighting the southerly thermic winds, building in the afternoon. Lots of shifts on Sat, less shifts and more stable northerly on Sun. Long delays between races. Strong competition.

Optimists:
Participants: 70 overall in Championship (25 red/ 39 blue/6 white) , 21 in Green Fleet - online results

Nick Kersten - 17 Overall (blue 4)
Max Carbone - 37 Overall (blue 14)











Junior Olympics, Hingham, MA:
Conditions:great sailing, with wide range of conditions, low winds on Wed followed by Thunderstorms in the evening and over night. Strong winds (15-18kn) on Thu, follow by a low breeze on Fri that turned into perfect sailing conditions around noon.

Optimists:
Participants: - 76 Overall (58 Championship (), 18 Green) - online results

Nick Kersten - 4 Overall (blue 2)
Max Carbone -  42Overall (blue 24)

Lauren Kersten - green/white (only partially competed and changed fleets)

420s:
Lydia Antrim/Sarah Martin - green 18 out  of 25 - online results







Marblehead Junior Race Week, Marblehead, MA:
Conditions:mostly low winds, some current. Great results in Opti green fleetm where Ryan Connolly finished 2nd and Lauren Kersten 5 in their fleet of 35 boats!!

Optimists:
Participants: - 57 Overall (16 red, 35 blue, 6 white, 73 Green (35 even, 38 odd) - online results

Nick Kersten - 14 Overall (blue 7)

Ryan Connolly - green-odd (2)
Lauren Kersten - green-odd (5)
Molly Frauenholz - green-even (30)

420s:
Olivia Aswad & Anya Peterson - green, 11 out  of 30 - online results
Mark Kamen & Olivia Cooke - green, 18 out  of 30
Kristian Hosker & Christian Peterson - green, 24  out  of 30






USODA New England Championships, Marion, MA:
Conditions:most likely the largest optimist event in America, 3 great days of sailing on Buzzard's Bay in a highly competitive fleet (3 of the top 5 US sailors participated etc). The fleet of roughly 300 championship boats split into divisions of 100 boats reach and managed to get 13 (!) race done.

Optimists:
Participants: - 320 Overall (112 red, 141 blue, 42 white, 25 Green  - online results

Nick Kersten - 77 Overall (blue 31)









Wood Trophy, MIT, MA:
Conditions: The 2011 Wood Trophy was held in light ESE winds that held up until thunderstorms came through at 2 pm after 6 races were completed. After that, the wind refused to fill enough to race.

Tech Dinghies:
Nick Kersten and Max Carbone represented the Nahant Sailing Program at the Mass Bay Midget Championship.
They finished 6th in a fleet of 13.










CORK - Canadian Olympic Regatta Kingston, Kingston, ON:
Conditions: smaller fleet than in prior year, very shifty light winds, tricky sailing conditions at the Canadian Olympic Harbor used for the 1980 games.

Optimists:
Participants: - 86 Overall   - online results

Nick Kersten - 36 Overall (blue 12)














Atlantic Coast Championships, Baltimore, MA (Sept 24+25):
Conditions: rain no no wind, no races possible in Championship fleet

Optimists:
Participants:299!!

Nick Kersten - blue





2011 06 17-19 Great Lakes June NSP

USODA - Great Lakes


2011 07 08 - Linda Wieditz




2011 07 09+10 - NBJR



2011 07 13-15 JOs Hingham




MJRW 2011






2011 07 30 NE Regatta

















2011 08 13-21 CORK





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