This past weekend Ransom Everglades hosted four of the top sailing teams in the South Atlantic for the 2023 SAISA Baker Team Race Qualifier. Despite light winds and numerous postponements, the race committee was able to run six full round robin rotations over the two days of the regatta to advance the top two teams to the national championships in May. The Antilles School (US Virgin Islands) secured the first of two spots with the final berth decided in a best of three tie breaker sail off between Ransom Everglades and St. Thomas Aquinas. Thankfully, the Raiders came up clutch and earned the final spot in the national team race championships. The Raiders will be represented by Griggs Diemar ’25, Violet Martin ’24, Ian Fox ’24, Evelyn Yu ’24, Jackson McAliley ’23, Manolo Campos ’25, Sophia Adams ’23, and Christine Keedy-Brown ‘24 when they head to Lake Minnetonka, Minnesota in mid-May. The Raiders will now start preparing for the SAISA Mallory Qualifier (doublehanded fleet race) later this month at Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina.
Founded in 1903, Ransom Everglades School is a coeducational, college preparatory day school for grades 6 - 12 located on two campuses in Coconut Grove, Florida. Ransom Everglades School produces graduates who "believe that they are in the world not so much for what they can get out of it as for what they can put into it." The school provides rigorous college preparation that promotes the student's sense of identity, community, personal integrity and values for a productive and satisfying life, and prepares the student to lead and to contribute to society.