October 4-5, 2014
Northeastern sent a young team to the Hewitt Trophy at Dartmouth. The regatta displayed some excellent competition and worked hard to hang with the fleet. Jackson Hamilton and Laura Tschiegg finished 15th in division-A. John Wehner and Katie Alfond in division-B and grabbed 14th place. C-division sailors Matteo Alampi and Linnea Goldstein sailed very well and secured 9th place. Conditions were difficult but the fleets were compact all weekend. The Huskies secured 11th place over fifteen races.
The top Huskie girls headed to the Coast Guard Academy for the NEISA Women’s Singlehanded Championships. Laser sailors Camille Matile and Maddie Whittier sailed seven races in an 18-20kt breeze on Saturday and five races in Sunday’s 13-16kts. The girls fought hard for each place and had many strong finishes. Matile finished 15th and Whittier landed in 9th place.
At the Smith Trophy at MIT, the Huskies gained some good points with a 10th place finish. On Saturday, A-division sailors Myles Everett and Sam Calvaresi sailed in Fireflies and B-division’s Peter Christensen and Lindsay Martinez sailed in Tech Dinghies. With a fleet switch on and more wind on Sunday, the rounded out with an 11th in A-fleet and a 9th in B-fleet.
The woman’s team also travelled to Maine to compete in the Bowdoin Women’s Invitational. The weekend saw a medium southerly and both divisions were sailed together for fourteen races. In A-fleet were sailors Tori McGruer and Taylor Williams with Heidi Hood and Jackie Berlin in B. They secured a 5th place finish for the regatta.
Also on the Charles was the FJ invitational hosted by Harvard. The wind was gusting to 15kts and Northeastern handled it well. Luke Orchardo and Shasha Zhmakina sailed A-fleet with Stephen Fletcher and Tara Kane in B-fleet. Both finished up 6th in their division for 6th place overall.
Team picture on the dock at MIT