March 28-29, 2015
Jackson Hamilton, Jackie Berlin, Sarah de Silva, Emily Arntsen, Scott Goodrich, and Katie Alfond faced tough competition racing at the Staake, hosted by Connecticut College in New London CT. The team racing event featured six teams facing off against each other with the top two teams continuing onto the New England Team Race Championships. Two full round robins were completed with a third in progress as the wind died on Sunday. A light breeze with a wintry mix made for some cold conditions on Saturday, and the ice accumulated in the boats to make for a slippery Sunday morning of racing.
The Huskies travelled to the Coast Guard Academy in New London, CT, for the first keelboat regatta of the season, racing in a brand new fleet of J/70s. Conditions on Saturday were cold and snowy, with NE wind at 10-15kts. Sunday started out breezy, but quickly calmed, and the sun came out for a gorgeous afternoon of racing. The team was made up of Stephen Fletcher as Skipper, Elise Gehling as Tactician, Emily Browning at Mid, and Laura Tschiegg and John Hughes at Forward.
A third Northeastern group was also in Connecticut over the weekend, sailing at the Southern Series 1 fleet racing event, hosted by Sacred Heart inside Blackrock Harbor. Frigid conditions on Saturday meant the racing ended early, with Sunday proving to the better day of the weekend. Camille Matile and Margo Blagden finished 4th out of 13 teams in A Division, while Peter Christensen and Linnea Goldstein also got 4th in B Division, good for a 5th out of 13 overall at the event.
The sloop team after a day of sailing the brand new J/70s at the Coast Guard Academy.