HANOVER, N.H. — The Dartmouth sailing teams competed at two regattas this weekend, placing fourth out of 15 teams at the Central Series 3 in Cambridge and taking seventh of 16 at the Marchiando Friis Trophy. The women's team entered the weekend ranked second in the country with Georgetown picked as the top team. The coed team went into the regattas 10th in the nation.
At the Central Series 3 hosted by Harvard, the Big Green finished with a two-division total of 112 points. Salve Regina University ran away with first place with 73 points. Tufts took the second and third spots with 88 and 99 points respectively. Dartmouth took sixth in the A Division with 66 points and third in the B Division with 46 points.
The Big Green also competed at the Marchiando Friis Trophy, placing seventh out of 16 teams at the team race. .
"Flying through a seven-team double round robin team race on Saturday in Tuft's Larks on Upper Mystic Lake, Dartmouth spent a few races of ironing out boathandling in the Jumbos' unique vessels, but improved every race, giving Brown and Tufts a run for their money in the second round.," junior John Renehan (Seattle, Wash.) said. "We earned a 5-7 record and a spot in gold fleet to take on the top four from Saturday's racing at MIT - where a simultaneous 7-boat team race regatta was selecting its own gold fleet. Carrying a 0-6 record from Saturday's races into Sunday morning, we went 2-2 in the first round, beating Harvard and MIT. The second round saw a loss to Harvard, leaving us 7th of 16 overall."
Dartmouth competes at four regattas next weekend, including the NEISA Dinghy Championship.