MASSA News



Congratulations to all teams for an impressive showing at the League Fleet Racing Championship hosted by the Stony Brook School this past Saturday. Those of us on the Race Committee remarked several times at the excellent sportsmanship between teams. Great stuff!! Mamaroneck had a spectacular performance, winning 9 of the 12 races to take first place. Rye Country Day took 2nd place followed by Locust Valley in 3rd.

10 teams were in attendance all having qualified through their district eliminations or having received an at large berth. The St Petersburg Yacht Club just recently bought a brand new fleet of J70’s, which were used for the event.

33 teams from around the country came to New Orleans’ Southern Yacht Club for the 2016 Allstate Sugar Bowl Great Oaks Regatta November 19 & 20!

The ISSA Fall 2016 Cressy Championships were held in Galveston, Texas at the Sea Scout Base Galveston on October 29-30, 2016. Sailing took place in Offatts Bayou just a short distance off the docks for both the Radial and Full Rig fleets. Laser Performance provided 36 beautiful Ice Blue new Lasers for the regatta!

St. George’s School Wins Team Racing Nationals High School Sailing (Interscholastic Sailing Association – ISSA) concluded the spring Championship season with the Team Racing Championship, held May 28-29 in Anacortes, WA. Twelve schools that advanced from seven district qualifiers competed in Club Flying Juniors for the Baker Trophy.

We are excited to announce today that April 30 - May 1 we will be hosting a High School Invitational Regatta, the Capital Regatta, out of Washington Sailing Marina, utilizing the GWU and Georgetown fleets.

We just finished the ISSA Annual meeting last Friday during the Cressy Championships sponsored by Laser Performance being held at Old Dominion University. We had all 7 of our districts represented which is very important as we set various goals for our future. We have stability with our Board members with strong continuity each year as we move forward. This year we awarded Rob Hurd the Geoff Spranger Award recognizing extraordinary dedication and selflessness, and Bill Campbell and Mike Segerblom with the President’s Award for exception service to ISSA. Congratulations to all 3 well deserving recipients.

Congratulations to Joseph Hou from Newport Harbor for winning the Cressy Trophy in the Laser Radial.

Congratulations to Paul Didham from Point Loma High for winning the Cressy Trophy in the Laser Full Rig.

The top 36 singlehanded high school sailors from around the country will descend upon the Old Dominion University Sailing Center starting Friday, October 30 to compete in the Cressy High School Singlehanded Championship sponsored by LaserPerformance and the Old Dominion University Sailing Team in Norfolk, VA.

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