Fleet Race Friday

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

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

NESSA Weekly Update

Great action this past weekend on many fronts.

1) Team Racing: Multiple team races were held over the course of the past two weeks and the 2019 rankings are coming into focus, now that the coaches' pool has been added to the computer rankings.  Scores for consideration will be accepted up to sundown on Sunday May 12, 2019.  It would be wise for all coaches to check the posted data and report any inaccuracies to me.



2) Girl's Championship: On Sunday, three Herreshoff qualifiers were held and the field is now set for the finals at Bowdoin College on Saturday May 11-12, 2019.   Congratulations to all the schools who competed this weekend for the opportunity to move on.




Schools attending the finals should check the NOR and note especially the late report time on Saturday.

3) State Champs and other regattas: As details for other regattas get finalize, please send me the info, so it can be posted on the website, which acts as an archives of all action in the district.  Furthermore, if results can be posted on TECH Score, it really helps to create an accurate record of what we do in New England and nationally.


NB: there was no S10 e-mail sent out last week.

Rob Hurd 
Vice President - ISSA
Secretary/Treasurer - NESSA

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Herreshoff Qualifiers

SIs have been added to each TECH score page for the Herreshoff Qualifiers Sunday.  All info can be found here.

A reminder that the deadline to withdraw without penalty is 0900 on Friday (TOMORROW) April 26, 2019

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Herreshoff Qualifier

Happy Easter,

1) The NESSA VPs have added a third qualifying site for the Herreshoff Qualifiers and posted the 2019 Site Assignments REVISED (2019-4-21) on the  Herreshoff Regatta Page (they are also attached to this e-mail).
All other portions of the e-mail below remain in effect.

Each school registered has meet the provisions of Article K, section d:  "Schools must sail at least three (amended to two for 2019 ONLY) scheduled meets or regattas prior to the championship between two or more schools in the season that the championship is being held (fall or spring)."

Article L - Penalty for Failure to Compete: Deadline to withdraw without penalty is 0900 on Friday April 26, 2019.


Rob Hurd 
Vice President - ISSA
Secretary/Treasurer - NESSA

Monday, April 15, 2019

O'Day Results and Team Racing registration re-opens

1) Congratulations to The Hotchkiss School for putting on a great regatta yesterday and for sailing better than anyone else to capture to 2019 George O'Day trophy.  Kudos as well to St George's School and Tabor Academy who qualified to represent NESSA at the Mallory Trophy in Seattle, WA and to Milton Academy, North Kingston HS, Brunswick School and Manchester RHS who all qualified to represent NESSA at the Phebe King Regatta in Annapolis, MD, that same weekend.

Complete Results - O'Day Finals


2) Team Racing:  The NESSA officers votes this weekend to re-open registration for  consideration for the 2019 NESSA Team Racing Championship (President's and Terk Trophies) until 2200 hours on Wednesday April 17, 2019.  School that take advantage of this late registration accept a one-year probation status as defined in the NESSA District Rules. The registration process is outlines thoroughly in the NORs





Rob Hurd 
Vice President - ISSA
Secretary/Treasurer - NESSA

Thursday, April 11, 2019

2019 O'Day Qualifiers

A reminder: 
  • The deadline to withdraw from the regatta without penalty is 0830 on Thursday April 11, 2019.
  • Probation listSchools on that list need to be mindful of the  NESSA District Rules

1. TWO MEET/REGATTA THRESHOLD: To compete in the O'Day, your school must reach the 2 meet or regatta threshold as outlined in the District Rules.  I have updated the O'Day Site Assignments to reflect what is posted.

Green means 2 or more meets are recorded
Yellow means only 1 meet is recored
No color means nothing is recorded.

Rob Hurd 
Vice President - ISSA
Secretary/Treasurer - NESSA

Monday, April 8, 2019

NESSA Update April 8th

Heading towards the O'Day this weekend, here are some details to observe.

1. TWO MEET/REGATTA THRESHOLD: To compete in the O'Day, your school must reach the 2 meet or regatta threshold as outlined in the District Rules.  I have updated the O'Day Site Assignments to reflect what is posted.

Green means 2 or more meets are recorded
Yellow means only 1 meet is recored
No color means nothing is recorded.
  • Results from two meets or regatta must be files with my office prior to competing on Saturday.  If there are results out there, including regatta results not posted on Tech Score, please forward them asap.
  • The deadline to withdraw from the regatta without penalty is 0830 on Thursday April 11, 2019.
  • The list of schools on probation is  attached.  Schools on that list need to be mindful of the  NESSA District Rules

2. ROSTERS & TECH SCORE: All schools competing this weekend should make sure that (a) their roster is accuarte and (b) that their Tech Score Account is operational.  Both of these should be done by sundown on Thursday to ensure that issues that involve help from the ISSA National Office in California can be sorted out in a timely manner. Saturday morning will be too late.  Inaccurate or incomplete Race Participation  (RP) information is  a 20 pt penalty/ per division.

3. PINNIE & PFDs: Failure to wear team pinnie and/ or proper USCG approved PFDs can result in big team penalties too.  Coaches, this is on you.  Don't let your kids down.

4. SIs, ROTATIONS, & OTHER RACE DOCUMENTS:  All this will be posted on Tech Score.  Look there first or  contact your individual regatta chair with individual question for that venue.

Good luck to all teams this weekend.


Rob Hurd 
Vice President - ISSA
Secretary/Treasurer - NESSA

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Fairfield Cup May 11, 2019

Mark your calendars. The Fairfield Cup, hosted by Fairfield Prep, Fairfield Ludlowe, and Greens Farms Academy @ Pequot Yacht Club will be held Saturday May 11th, 2019. NOR and SI's will be available in due course.,