September 13-14, 2014
The Huskies wasted no time starting off this season. Northeastern sailors competing in six regattas across New England over the weekend!
The Huskies faced tough competition at Maine Maritime for the Penobscot Bay Open. The team sailed 420s in heavy and brisk conditions. Scott Goodrich and Taylor Williams finished off 11th in A-division while Jackson Hamilton and Laura Tschiegg landed 10th in division-B for an 11th place overall.
The women’s team competed at the Toni Dutch Regatta hosted by MIT. Saturday enjoyed a strong 12-18 knots breeze in gorgeous weather while Sunday faded into light and shifty conditions. Elise Gehling and Jackie Berlin secured a 10th in division-A. Tori McGruer and Liz Sczerzenenie captured 6th in B-division for a 6th place finish overall.
The sloop team traveled to the Coast Guard Academy for the Pine Trophy. Luck Orchardo, Stephen Fletcher, Jon Hughes, and skipper Myles Everett sailed Colgate 26’s. Races had many legs and short beats and river conditions produced shifty and varying breeze. The team struggled to get moving but fell into a groove on Sunday, landing them an 8th place finish.
At Roger Williams , the Huskies competed in the Mt. Hope Bay Invitational. Both days began with 10-15 knots but quickly tapered off. Johnny Wehner and Katie Alfond finished 7th in A-fleet. Camille Matile sailed in B-division with Estalla Lofftus on Saturday and Elanor Grams on Sunday finishing a strong 4th for a 5th place overall.
In Boston there was the Lark Invite at Tufts. Zach Shapiro and Claire Lockard sailed A-division while Perter Christensen and Lindsey Martinez sailed B-division. On Saturday 10 races were held in consistent breeze and wind was a gusty 10-15 kts from the north allowing for some longer races on Sunday. The team secured a 5th place finish over all.
Also in Boston was the FJ invite at Harvard. A division was Kurran Singh and Evan Gregory with Matteo Alampi and Linnea Goldstein in B-fleet. Sam Calvaresi, Sasha Zhmakina, and Donal Ryan also saw some races. There were some big shifts and fluctuations in the velocity but the Huskies handled it well and secured a 5th place finish.
Jackson and Laura at the Pen Bay Open