October 20-21, 2012
It was a busy weekend on the Charles, with the coed team at Harvard for the Oberg, and the women's team at the Stu Nelson Trophy out of MIT. Conditions were idyllic all weekend, with 10-15 knot westerlies both days, and steadiness on Saturday that is rarely seen on the Charles.
At the Stu Nelson, Elise Gehling and Tasha Greenwood placed 16th in A division, with Heidi Hood and Estella Lofftus placing 15th in B division. Their performances accumulated to an overall placing of 14th. The points from this regatta were the final effort the Huskies needed to qualify them for the Victorian Coffee Urn next weekend.
Northeastern hosted the Oberg with much help from Harvard coach Mike O'Connor on race committee, and the Harvard students keeping the docks running smoothly. The Oberg is one of the largest regattas in NEISA competition, attracting over 100 college sailors. The regatta was sailed in 3 divisions, with 2 fleets of 18 FJs courtesy of Harvard and BU. Maarten Eenkema van Dijk and Janelle Veary were 10th in A division, Conor Lodge and Kristen Kuzil were 12th in B division, with Scott Goodrich and Taylor Williams 13th in C division. Competition was very tight, with all of the top NEISA teams competing. The Huskies were 12th overall, and had a good warmup for next weekend's Schell Trophy.
We also sent a team up to UNH, where they competed in the Peak Foliage Invitational on Saturday, and the Wellahan Trophy on Sunday. Becker Awqatty and Linnea Goldstein sailed in A division, and Jesse Thomas skippered B division with Laura Tschiegg. The Huskies were 2nd in Peak Foliage and 8th in the Wellahan.
Scott Goodrich and Taylor Williams tacking