HANOVER, N.H. — The Dartmouth sailing teams competed at five regattas this weekend with the best finish coming at the Dellenbaugh Trophy. The women's team took second of 16 schools at the competition.
Freshman Deirdre Lambert (Cumberland, Maine) and sophomore Carissa Crawford (San Diego, Calif.) and Catie O'Sullivan (Needham, Mass.) helped the Big Green take second by winning the B Division. Lambert skippered and Crawford and O'Sullivan crewed to secure the divisional victory. Sailing against a fleet of 16 other schools, the group won seven of the 12 races, finishing outside of the top 3 three only twice. Dartmouth finished with a two-division total of 132 with host Brown winning the regatta with 130 points.
"Saturday brought challenging conditions that emphasized the importance of having a great start," Crawford said. "Although the home team took the win, it was a great battle down the very last race."
On the weekend, Dartmouth also placed sixth of 10 at the Mystic Lake Team Race, 7th of 18 at the BU Trophy and 5th of 8 at the Ferrerone Team Race. At the BU Trophy, the Big Green took eighth in the A Division with 71 points and seventh in the B Division with 59 points to finish with a total of 130 points. Boston University won the regatta with 39 points.
"After facing treacherous conditions on Mascoma all week, the team was well prepared for the long and very cold sets on the BU changing doc," Junior Chandler Salisbury (Lakewood, Ohio) said. "Saturday brought a good 5-12 breeze out of the east with the typical 50-degree oscillations on the Charles, making for some mixed finishes. Sunday was much lighter, the B Division was able to complete two races after nearly two hours out on the water, but multiple 270 degree shifts and a dying breeze impelled the race committee to call the regatta early."
In the Mystic Lake Team Race, Dartmouth placed sixth of 10 schools with a 6-8 overall record. At the Ferrerone Team Race, the Big Green finished 11-9 overall with the top spot in the Silver Division for fifth overall.
Dartmouth returns to action this weekend with two regattas.