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Week 5: April 7-8

The Huskies got some great experience both team and fleet racing this weekend at Tufts and UCONN. 

Mystic Lake Team Race @ Tufts

This weekend, the team sent sailors Kyle Riggs, Becker Ewing, Zach Bresnick, Kelley Phippen, Ben Palmer, Connor O'Neill, Caleb Niles, Julia Boll, David Zymba and Jules Mozzer to the Mystic Lake Team Race hosted by Tufts. On Saturday, the Huskies raced 9 other teams in a full round robin on Mystic Lake. The wind averaged at about 10 knots, but was very shifty throughout the day, making it challenging to adjust to the conditions.  The Huskies were able to secure victories against Harvard, MIT, and both Tufts teams, leaving them tied for 6th place with BU at the end of the first day. On Sunday, the Huskies started the day with a sail-off against BU for a spot in the top 6. However, the lighter wind conditions created challenges for the Huskies and the team finished the regatta in 9th place. 

Tyrell @ UCONN

 On Sunday, the Huskies sailed at UCONN for the Tyrell Trophy. The day started off with a shifty 15 knot northwest breeze, which eventually died down and shifted to the west. The fleet sailed until about 3 pm, with each division finishing off 6 races. A Division sailors Carolyn Corbet and Annie Wieland, and B Division sailors Ian Campbell and Liz Silva enjoyed a great day of racing, with impressive results that only improved throughout the day. Though the team suffered from a DSQ in the first race due to a protest, the Huskies maintained top 5 finishes for the rest of the day and finished off strong with four bullets in the last races.