Over Columbus Day Weekend, the Huskies braved the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew.
The women's team headed down to Navy Fall Women's at the Naval Academy in Annapolis. Our representing double-handed sailors Elise Gehling, Laura Tschiegg, Erin Coyne, and Claire Lockard battled hard against the tough competition and especially in the stormy conditions on Day 2. For Erin and Claire, they handled the competition well as this was their first time sailing with each other. It was also Erin's first time skippering in an A level regatta. Elise and Laura stayed strong and consistent throughout the regatta especially when the breeze picked up. Carolyn Corbet also represented Northeastern in the Laser fleet. She also did very well considering it was her first college singlehanded regatta. Overall, tough and draining weekend, but the ladies gave their all and held their own in the heavy wind.
At the Moody Trophy at URI, Peter Christensen and Annie Wieland sailed all weekend and experienced a fluctuation of conditions. While it was very light the first day, similarly to Navy, the heavy winds came in on the second day, also similar to Navy. Peter and Annie performed especially well on the second day and were able to hang in the top half of the fleet. Kyle Riggs and Becker Ewing sailed on Saturday and held their own in the light conditions. They showed great improvement from their previous A division regatta. Chris Colbeth and Sandra Nygren also did fairly well sticking in midfleet on Sunday.
At the Barnett Trophy at Bowdoin, Jackson Hamilton, Romain Astie, Johnny Wehner, and Katie Alfond performed very well and had some great top finishes! The fleets were combined, and conditions were not as extreme as the other two locations this weekend. A total of 18 races were completed. The Huskies generally stayed upper to middle fleet, and ended up midfleet overall.