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Sugar Bowl High School Regatta Title Claimed By Jesuit
Sunday, December 7, 2014
Jesuit High school of New Orleans claimed the title at the Allstate Sugar Bowl's third regatta event of the year this past weekend on Lake Pontchartrain. The Blue Jays came out ahead of seven other teams representing six high schools from Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.
Allstate Sugar Bowl High school Regatta Photos by Yvonne Pottharst
On Saturday, the good news was there was breeze. The bad news was that it blew the fog in from Lake Pontchartrain as the sun was trying to burn off. The harder the wind blew, the foggier it became. Around 1 p.m., the fog had burned off enough to allow the sailors to head out. With the time remaining they were able to complete fur races in each of the A and B divisions in light air.
Sunday was better with winds ranging from 6-14 knots and temperatures in the low sixties. A good time was had by all as eight races were sailed and trophies were awarded early enough that the out-of-town schools could get on the road headed home.
In the combined A/B scoring Jesuit's Team 1 finished first with 36 points followed by Ocean Springs with 58 points and St. Stanislaus with 99 points. The rest of the teams placed as follows: Fairhope, Jesuit 2, Brother Martin, Louise McGehee, Ursuline Academy and Brother Martin.
Sugar Bowl Regattas have been held on Lake Ponchartrain every year since 1935, except during World War II. The original sailing competition is divided up into two separate phases, spread out over four two-day periods, usually weekends, beginning in late November and concluding on New Year's Eve.