Mackenize Cooper helped Tabor Academy continued their 2011 unbeaten team racing record by defeating St. George’s School 4 -1.
This win took the Tabor Varsity Sailing team to a 9 - 0 record so far for the season. Skippering all five races in rainy conditions were team Captain Nick Johnstone and sophomore Cooper while skippers Alex Jacob and Sean Golden rotated the helm of the 3rd boat. Winning crew for the day included Connor Murphy, Doyle Calhoun, Asa Smith and Emily Olson.
This win was significant as St. George’s School is not only a primary rival but also one of the top New England Secondary School Association (NESSA) teams. St. George's School skippers for this regatta were Max Simmons, Pearson Potts and Evan Read, all former top North American Opti sailors. NESSA's region is highly regarded as one of the toughest divisions in US scholastic sailing.
Tabor are now preparing for the NESSA fleet race championships for the O’Day trophy. There are 5 regional qualifiers throughout New England while the top finishing schools will be invited to the Championship finals which are scheduled to be held at Tabor Academy. The NESSA Champions will earn an invitation to the scholastic sailing fleet racing National Championships for the Mallory Trophy which will be sailed in Texas in May.