September 27-28, 2014
The top Huskies traveled to Stedman Hood Trophy hosted by Tufts. Wind was extremely light and the first race to be completed was near midday on Sunday. Scott Goodrich and Taylor Williams had a great four races, grabbing 7th place in A-fleet. Elise Gehling and Jackie Berlin were 15th in B-fleet, securing an 11th place finish overall.
At the Niantic Bay Yacht Club, freshmen Jackson Hamilton and Donal Ryan sailed lasers in the NEISA Men’s Singlehanded Championships. Conditions were light most of the weekend and both sailors displayed some great racing but struggled in the competitive fleet with Hamilton finishing 17th and Ryan 19th.
On the Charles, the woman’s team competed in the President’s Trophy hosted by BU. Saturday saw no racing and only three races were held on Sunday in as little as 2 kts. Camille Matile and Estella Lofftus had a strong day, finishing 7th in division A. Tori McGruer and Liz Sczerzenie sailed division B and finished 13th for a 12 place overall.
The Chris Loder Trophy at UNH experienced virtually still air for most of the weekend. John Wehner and Katie Alfond sailed two division-A races on Sunday, winning the first one. Myles Everett and Sam Calvaresi had one race in B-fleet and drifted a second before the wind died completely and the regatta was cancelled.
On the Boston Harbor, Colin Henderson and Linnea Goldstein sailed a Rhodes 19 in the Ross Trophy. The start was postponed and when the breeze filled they had two good races. Unfortunately Northeastern was disqualified from the third after losing a protest but finished a solid 5th place.
The Salt Water Pond Invite at URI saw the best breeze of the weekend, building to 10 kts by Sunday afternoon. Peter Christensen and Lindsay Martinez finished 10th in A-division while Zach Shapiro and Claire Lockard finished 5th in B-division for 9th place overall.
At Mass Maritime, the Huskies competed in the Commonwealth Invitational. Kurran Singh and Abby Duclos sailed A-fleet while Maddie Whittier and Will Manning sailed B-fleet with John Hughes as crew. They had a great two days of racing in medium breeze and placed 3rd.
Scott Goodrich and Taylor Williams tack upwind