HANOVER, N.H. – The Dartmouth sailing team opened its 2017 season with three regattas in New Haven, Connecticut, Penobscot Bay, Maine, and Cambridge, Massachusetts, last weekend.
At the 43rd Henry H. Anderson Trophy, the Big Green placed eighth out of 16, where Christopher Williford, Rebecca McElvain, Paige Clarke and Duncan Williford represented Dartmouth. Boston University took first place with 169 points, the host Yale came in second with 176, followed by St. Mary’s College of Maryland with 197 points.
In the Penobscot Bay Regatta, hosted by Maine Maritime Academy, the Big Green finished ninth in the 15-team field, with 124 points. Brown took the win with 57 points, followed by Bowdoin with 79 and the University of Rhode Island with 83. Dartmouth was represented by sophomores Jack McGraw, Taggart Bonham, Max Eberstadt-Beattie and junior Alyssa Berger.
A group from the women’s team traveled to Cambridge, Mass., to compete in The Toni Deutsch MIT ’58 Trophy. The race is named for Toni Deutsch who was the first woman to earn a varsity letter at MIT under the school’s first sailing master. A race field with 16, female-only, teams competed and Dartmouth took second place with 149 points. Boston College came in first with 104 points and Harvard took third with 160. Peninah Benjamin, Emma White, Audrey Giblin and Mary Amis represented the green and white in the race on the Charles River.
The Big Green will be out on the water again this weekend, competing in regattas at Cambridge, Mass., New London, Connecticut, and Burlington, Vermont.