October 13-14, 2012
Northeastern sent 20 sailors around New England this weekend!
At Dartmouth, the coed team sailed in the Hurst, their first intersectional of the season. Maarten Eenkema van Dijk and Janelle Veary had an outstanding weekend, finishing 8th in a very competitive A division. Conor Lodge and Kristen Kuzil struggled on Saturday, and unfortunately were unable to make up the ground on Sunday due to glassy conditions on Lake Mascoma.
The women's team also faced some top competition at the Yale Women's Intersectional. Tasha Greenwood and Taylor Williams sailed A division, with Heidi Hood and Estella Lofftus in B division. 20 of the best women's teams in the country made for tough competition. In contrast to Dartmouth, on Sunday the ladies saw 20 knot winds, kicking up a big chop and making for exhausting racing. Hood and Loftus finished 15th place in B division, leading the team to an 18th overall.
At Mass Maritime, Scott Goodrich and Laura Tschiegg sailed in A, and Jesse Thomas and Zach Shapiro sailed B division in the Great Herring Pond Open. Racing was painfully light and shifty on Saturday, but very strong with gusts close to 30 knots on Sunday. Tschiegg managed the heavy wind well in her first college regatta, helping to balance some inconsistent finishes from Saturday. The Huskies finished 8th overall out of 15 teams.
At the Providence College Invite, Becker Awqatty and Lukas Scott led the team with 4th place in A division, with Moussa Diolombi and Forest Franzose 6th in B, giving the team 5th of 9 overall.
Back on the Charles, Colin Henderson skippered with Sara Kuller, and Luke Orchardo with Estelle Beguin in the FJ and Firefly Invite out of MIT. The team finished 7th out of 17 teams overall.
Gusts streak down the course during a start at Mass Maritime