South Carolina School Wins Great Oaks High School Regatta


South Carolina School Wins Great Oaks High School Regatta park



Bishop England High School from Charleston, S.C., captured the 2010 Great Oaks High School Championship sponsored by the Allstate Sugar Bowl on Sunday afternoon on Lake Ponchartrain. Placing second and winning the Babs & Larry White Trophy for the top first-time team was White Bear Lake High School from Minnesota. Tampa (Fla.) Jesuit High School took third place. The Silver Fleet was won by Richmond Hill (Ga.), followed by Country Day (New Orleans, La.) and St. Patrick Catholic (Gulfport, Miss.).

2010 Great Oaks High School Regatta Photos

Final Results (Gold Fleet):
Bishop England: 40 points
White Bear: 43
Tampa Jesuit: 50
Wando: 56
N. Kingston: 64
Marblehead: 69
Falmouth: 74
Mahromedi: 75
Oconomowoc: 76
St. Anne: 81
Ransom Everglades: 85
Brother Martin: 93
Walsingham: 101
Cluver: 105
Shorecrest: 111
Stonybrook: 117
St. Stanislaus: 138

Final Results (Silver Fleet):
Richmond Hill: 24 points
Country Day: 30
St. Patrick: 35
Sacred Heart: 42
Wilson: 43
Chevrus: 48
Fort Walton: 61
Fry Harbor: 66
Lincoln: 71
Niceville: 79
Second Baptist: 86
McGehee: 87
Gulfport: 97
Choctawhatchee: 100
Jesuit: 104
St. Louis: 118

This year's Great Oaks Regatta featured 38 high school teams and over 150 sailors. Each school sailed one boat with two sailors. The school with the lowest combined score from the full slate of races was declared the winner.

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Next weekend, from Thursday-Saturday, the second Sugar Bowl Regatta event, the Optimist Midwinters, will be contested on Lake Ponchartrain. Optimist sailors are assigned to a "Fleet" according to age. The "White Fleet" includes skippers who are under 10 on the opening day of the Regatta. "Blue Fleet" skippers are 11 or 12 years old and "Red Fleet" skippers are 13-15 years old. The Optimist Midwinters are expected to include 225-250 sailors and their families in town for the event.

The Sugar Bowl Regatta has 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.