ANNAPOLIS, Md. – The Sperry Top-Sider Women’s Intercollegiate Sailing National Championship continued on Wednesday with the Big Green moving up into second place and advancing with 17 other teams in pursuit of the Gerald C. Miller Trophy on Thursday and Friday.
Morning sun and light winds turned into clouds and rain as the event progressed during the day, but the Big Green secured six bullets in the 14 races. Both the Eastern and Western Divisions swapped boats from yesterday, so the Western fleet sailed in Z420s and the Eastern fleet sailed in FJs. The courses were again windward leeward with four legs.
In the A-division, Dartmouth finished with a group low of 36 points for a first-place finish. The B-division finished with 56 points for fifth place. Yale held onto the overall lead with 69 points, but the scoreboard will be wiped clean heading into the finals. Dartmouth is 23 points behind the Bulldogs, and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy is 10 shy of the Green.
In the Eastern fleet, MIT and Rhode Island are tied for first with 90 points. Boston College moved up to third along with Old Dominion with 106.
The 18-team two-day finals will begin at 9:30 on Thursday morning.
Final Nine Teams Eastern Semifinal:
1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 90*
2. University of Rhode Island, 90*
3. Boston College, 106*
4. Old Dominion University, 106*
5. Stanford University, 108
6. Brown University, 121
7. Georgetown University, 125
8. Eckerd College, 128
9. Hobart and William Smith Colleges, 137
Final Nine Teams Western Semifinal:
1. Yale University, 69
2. Dartmouth College, 92
3. U.S. Coast Guard Academy, 102
4. College of Charleston, 110
5. U.S. Naval Academy, 132
6. University of Hawaii, 152
7. Bowdoin College, 159
8. University of South Florida, 16
9. University of Wisconsin, 167