Fleet Race Friday

Fleet Race Friday
GHS, Brunswick, RCDS, and GA at Fleet Race Friday

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

FCSL Organizational Meeting

There will be a pre-season meeting for Fairfield County Sailing League coaches at Indian Harbor Yacht Club Tuesday December 18th at 1830.

Monday, October 29, 2018

College Sailing Forum November 3rd

College Sailing Fans,

SUNY Maritime College will be hosting our annual winter college sailing forum on Saturday evening November 3, from 6 to 8pm.

We have a great group of college sailing coaches and alumni scheduled to come and give some information and insight about their specific programs. This is a wonderful opportunity for sailors and parents to learn more about college sailing and meet some of the top coaches & players in the country. The event is FREE and should be very informative. 

Location: on our campus, right under the Throgs Neck Bridge, in the SUNY Maritime College Academic Center, 6 Pennyfield Avenue, Throgs Neck, NY.

The invitation may be viewed at https://www.instagram.com/p/BpZ9gf9FsXt 

Use the following link to register in advance http://bit.ly/CollegeSailForum2018 

We look forward to seeing you this Saturday evening.


Zach Runci
Head Sailing Coach
SUNY Maritime College

Thursday, October 25, 2018

2019 Greenwich 8x's

Greenwich Academy, Brunswick School and Greenwich High School would like to invite you to either of two Saturday Team Race events in 2019. 

Super Saturday Weekend 1:  8x Team Race event on Saturday March 30th, 2019

Super Saturday Weekend 2:  8x Team Race event on Saturday April 6th, 2019

Welcome to the largest Team Race event in NESSA as we use 24 420's in 2 all day regattas! This event is a fantastic means to have your team race against 7+ other highly competitive teams that are outside of your local area. In reality we may be able to invite 10 teams each weekend since rotations are quick and one or two schools may prefer to race only in the AM or PM. In past years we have run close to 45 races per day in a best 2 out of 3 format.

The events will be in Greenwich, CT using 24 420's (12 GHS boats, 6 BS boats, and 6 GA boats). We have beautiful 2016 Zim Collegiate 420's. We have the option of running 2 race circles. Once we complete a 4x on each course,  1/2 the teams will switch courses and we will complete a second 4x and continue to switch until all teams have raced. With quite a few schools in one location, we have the ability to run lots of races efficiently with all coaches and extras on the water for easy coaching, spectating and rotation. 

First start will be at 10 AM.

Slots will be offered first to non-Fairfield County Sailing League Teams. After January 15th, registration will be open to all schools in the FCSL.

NOR will be up soon.

SI's will be out soon.


To register please contact Andrew: andrew@scrivan.com

Andrew Scrivan: Brunswick and Greenwich Academy Sailing Team Coach
Brendan Larrabee: Greenwich High School Sailing Team Coach

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Mark and Terk Trophies

Following from NESSA:

NESSA has decided to use MIT as the host site for the 2018 NESSA Team Racing championship (Mark Trophy) and the NESSA Team Racing Tournament (Terk Trophy).  The Mark will be in FJs; the Terk will be in Fireflies.  This is what we did in 2016.

NESSA and Connecticut College tried for almost a year to come to an understanding regarding insurance. We appreciate everything the CC Coach Jeff Bresnahan did to try to make this a reality and we are grateful to  MIT's sailing director Fran Charles for his continuing support of High School sailing as well.

A Notice of Race will be posted by this weekend.  One change that you will notice from the past years is that HELMETS will be required to be worn by the competitors.  MIT will supply helmets for schools that do not own their own, but they have stated that "any type of helmet is acceptable."  Some of our member schools wear helmets on a consistent basis b/c it is a school rule.  One of our opponents this year and last has required that all visiting teams wear helmets at their site too.  My squad did not find that requirement onerous. 

At this time, the required wearing of helmets is not a long term goal of NESSA. I am sure there will be plenty of opportunity to discuss this issue over the next month and again at the Annual Meeting in November.  That said, our host asks us to do it, and the NESSA officers, Teams Event Chair, and several prominent coaches, thought it was a small price to pay to gain access to a great facility.

Additional, here is the 2018-2019 NESSA Championships site locations:

Healy - American YC (Rye, NY) in conjunction with the MASSA single handed championship.

O'Day - The Hotchkiss school (FJs)

Herreshoff - Bowdoin College (FJs and Turbo 420s)

Teams - SailMaine (Turbo420s)

Questions, comments, or concerns can be addressed to an ExComm Member.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

O'Day and Herreshoff venue assignments

The O'Day is a week away.  Here are some more details.

1) Site assignments are attached.  There are three schools that are not yet to the 3 meets/regatta threshold.  If you haev results that will prove you are there, please share them with me.

2) Deadline to withdrew without penalty is 48 hours prior to report time, which would be 0830 on Thursday April 19, 2018.  This is especially important for those schools who are on probation (see attached list).  Since some schools did not get their first or second choice site, please let Jonathan or me know if you are withdrawing as soon as you can, so we can offer re-assignment to some schools if possible.

3) Qualifying sites will start building their Tech Score sites this week.  Those sites will have logistically information, SIs, and rotations posted.  Please check there first for information- https://scores.hssailing.org/

4) Along those lines, please make sure that your team lists are updated and your Tech Score account is active.  All Race participation (RP) info will be recorded on-line and the responsibility of the coach/adult supervisor.  Inaccurate or incomplete RP info is a costly penalty.

5) Finally, remember it is an ISSA/NESSA rule that you must wear a USCG approved PFD.  Failure to do so is also a big team penalty.

There are a lot of moving parts this weekend, but if everyone takes care of their own stuff, it will go smoothly.