NEW LONDON, Conn. -- Senior Mack Fox and junior Brian Nelson won the A Division at the Danmark Trophy, the largest event of the fall college sailing season.
The Danmark Trophy is one of the oldest and most prestigious college sailing regattas.
The field was one of the deepest in recent years as most of the teams competing are ranked in the Top 20 nationally and will be in the hunt for the Spring National Championship.
In other sailing action this weekend, the first weekend of interconference competition, opened this past weekend with several big regattas on the schedule. The biggest and most prestigious of them was the 78th edition of the Danmark Trophy at home with 20 teams from all over the country. LT Brad Brown CGA '15 ran the racing with the help of CGA Sailors, the racing was both tight and extremely competitive. The A Division duo of Fox with Nelson crewing sailed a terrific regatta in what will undoubtedly be the one of the toughest divisions all year. By virtue of finishing in the top 10 in fifteen of eighteen races in a variety of conditions, Fox and Nelson won A Division by five points over 2nd place St. Mary's College of MD. In B Division Gage Schoenherr with Emma AuBuchon and Walter Gnann crewing finished 10th. Harvard won the event going away and the Bears were 6th overall.
The Moody Trophy at URI was the other COED Interconference event of the weekend. Richie Gordon and Jack Farrell paced A Division finishing 9th and the freshmen team of Nate Olmsted and Gabby Doucot were fourth in B Division, only finishing outside the top 8 once. The Bears finished 5th of 18 teams and proved we have team depth, something the entire team and coaching staff has been working hard on his fall. There were seven teams than competed in both the Danmark and Moody this weekend. Only Yale had a better score line than CGA, showing that the team is solid across the board.
The Women's team sailed at Brown in a qualifying regatta for the Women's Showcase Finals in two weeks. The ladies fought hard in some breezy conditions on Narragansett Bay and came up just four points short of qualifying (top 9 teams move on). In a touch fleet, Christina Nothacker and Lily Maranto finished 9th in A Division and Emma Snead with Mary Tran and Maddie Kaller finished 7th in B Division. The home team Brown won with the Lady Bears finishing in 10th.
An all freshmen team sailed in the Sister Esther Open hosted by Salve Regina and sailed out of Fort Adams in Newport, RI. Matt Kickhafer and Jin Johnson were 12th in A Division and Leonora Krajewski and Charlie Mason were 15th in B Division. The Bears were 13th of 20 overall.