April 25-26, 2015
Sailing at the New England Women's Championship event, the Reed Trophy, at Boston College this weekend were Sarah de Silva, Emily Arntsen, Elise Gehling, and Laura Tchsiegg. Gehling and Tchsiegg put in a tremendous performance against the toughest competition in the area, fighting for a top 5 place in B division all weekend, before eventually ending up 8th for the weekend in a tight finish with the teams in front of them. They were unlucky not to be ranked higher, as they were in 2nd place during the final race which ended up being abandoned. The team finished 11th overall at the event, only three places out of a berth at Nationals! Congratulations to our women's team on a strong finish to their spring season.
Sailing in another highly competitive regatta, the Huskies raced for the oldest trophy in college sailing, the Boston Dinghy Cup, hosted by MIT. Light and oscillating breezes on the Charles led to some tricky racing on Saturday. A steady if light sea breeze set in after a long wait on Sunday morning, allowing for more racing on the second day. Scott Goodrich, Katie Alfond, Jackson Hamilton, Jackie Berlin, Peter Christensen, and Linnea Goldstein all sailed well at the interconference event.
Competing in similar conditions to the Boston Dinghy Cup farther down the Charles, the team sailed for the George Morris Trohpy at Boston University. Colin Henderson and Abby Duclos sailed A division both days. Minot Frye and John Hughes sailed B division on Saturday while Kurran Singh and Evan Gregory sailed B division on Sunday.
Kurran Singh, Evan Gregory, Donal Ryan, and Caitlin Cloonan finished 3rd overall at the Priddy Trophy, although only A Division, in which the Huskies finished 2nd, counted towards the trophy itself. The one day event was sailed in slight current, and a tough offshore breeze in the morning before a strong and consistent seabreeze came in from the southwest in the afternoon.
The beginning of an A Division race at the NEISA Women's Fleet Racing Championship