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Sailing Has Best Weekend of the Fall

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By Rob Migliaccio
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HANOVER, N.H. – The Dartmouth sailing team continues to improve during the fall season, recording its strongest set of performances over the weekend. The Big Green finished in the top-four in all five of their races, highlighted by a win at the 73rd Annual Professor Schell Trophy.

At the Professor Schell Trophy, which featured a fleet of 18 boats and was hosted by MIT, Dartmouth recorded a team total of 96 points over A and B-Division to score a six-point triumph over Tufts. The Big Green earned their first win of the season thanks to strong racing in A-Division by Matthew Wefer and Avery Plough, who won their heat with 39 points. The duo won two of their nine races and finished in the top-five in five others. In the B-Division, Scott Houck and Julia McKown came in second in their heat with 57 points.

At both the Nickerson Trophy and the Victorian Coffee Urn the Green and White finished second in the field. The Nickerson trophy featured a field of 13 teams while 18 squads competed at the Victorian Coffee Urn. Both races took place in Massachusetts and saw Dartmouth finish eight points or fewer behind the eventual winner.

The team concluded the weekend with third and fourth-place finishes at the Dave Perry Trophy. The first Big Green team tallied 134 points while the second produced 137.

Dartmouth returns to the water, Nov.16-17, concluding its fall season with a pair of championship regattas.