KINGSTON, R.I.—The Sailing Team competed in four events across New England this past weekend, finishing within the top eight in each. The weekend was highlighted by a win at the Salt Pond Open hosted by the University of Rhode Island.
Light and shifty conditions were the theme of the day at the Salt Pond Open on Saturday, in which the Race Committee was able to complete six races in each division. After battling within the top three for most of the day, the Bears finished the day on a strong note and found themselves atop the leaderboard.
Unfortunately the breeze did not cooperate on Sunday and only one race per division was run. The Bears finished second in the A-Division race and third in the B-Division race to seal the victory with 59 total points. The University of Vermont finished second with 65 points and the University of Rhode Island finished third with 67 points.
The Sherman Hoyt Trophy hosted by Brown University featured eighteen of the top teams in New England. Conditions were ideal on Saturday with breeze ranging from five to fifteen knots from the north and eventually northeast. On Sunday only two races were completed in a very light wind before it died completely.
The Bears finished in sixth place with 173 points. Mack Fox and Anna Morin were eighth in A-Division with 94 points. In B-Division, Andrew Widmeier, Brian Nelson, and Walter Gnann finished fourth with 79 points.
At Dartmouth College, the annual Mrs. Hurst Bowl had very similar conditions to what was described at Brown. The Race Committee completed a full ten races per division on Saturday but only two total on Sunday. Madelynn Widmeier and Anna Maria Vaccaro finished sixth in A-Division with 79 points. Darden Purrington and Halee Lewis finished ninth in B-Division with 103 points.
Finally, the Norm Reid Trophy was hosted by Boston College. Lead by a B-Division win by Gage Schoenherr and Mary Tran, the Bears finished fifth with 155 points. Richard Gordon and Madeline Kaller finished tenth in A-Division with 100 points.
This upcoming weekend Coast Guard will host the first coed interconference regatta of the season, the Danmark Trophy. Twenty teams from across the country will travel to New London for two days of competition. The coed team will also be participating in the Moody Trophy at the University of Rhode Island. The women's team will travel to the US Naval Academy for the Women's Showcase Event. Go Bears!
Photo courtesy of Rob Migliaccio.