April 4, 2010
SAN FRANCISCO-- California Maritime Academy came away with the team title at the two-day St. Francis Intersectional at the St. Francis Yacht Club on Easter Weekend tallying a low of 90 points amongst the 28 competitors. Stanford, in its last competition prior to conference and national competition had its coed team finish fourth with 130 points and its women's team finish seventh (168 points).
The coed team combined for eight top-10 finishes in the “A” division, while the “B” division skippered by Peter Stemler, was in the top-10 in all nine races, including back-to-back wins in the fifth and six races for 48 points and 130 total points. Stemler skippered the “B” division coed team to 48 points and a third place finish in his division, crewing with Katie Jewett the first four races and Hayley Tobin the five final races.
Nick Dugdale skippered the first six races for the coed team, prior to Oliver Riihiluoma skippered the final three races, as the “A” division finished with 82 points, just ahead of the women's team of Eliza Richartz and Rebecca King who tallied 87 points for sixth and seventh place.
Hannah Burroughs and Megan Groves were sixth in the “B” division with 81 points for the women, finishing with 168 total points. The Stanford women finished with one win in the “A” Division and seven top-10 finishes in the “B” division.
Saturday's conditions caused a two-hour wait, as winds peaked at 15-17 knots on the cool San Francisco Bay, before Sunday's action featured a rare Southern wind on a shifty and unpredictable Easter Sunday.
Stanford will host the two-day team conference championships at their Redwood City facility on April 10 and 11, before traveling to the coed dingy conference championships in Honolulu April 17 and 18. The women's conference race will take place in Long Beach April 24-25.
From there, the national dinghy semifinals (May 1-2) and nationals (June 1-3), women's nationals (May 25-28), and team nationals (May 29-31) will all take place.