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Sailing Opens Fall Season with Strong Showings

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HANOVER, N.H. – The Dartmouth sailing team continued it’s fall season this past weekend, competing in four events throughout New England with a trio of second place results. The Big Green opened the season a week ago with a pair of top five finishes.

In the first weekend of action, Dartmouth finished second at the Lark Invitational hosted by Tufts and fifth at the Toni Deutsch Trophy hosted by MIT. In three other races, the Big Green reeled in a seventh place result at the Pine Trophy and eighth place finishes at both the Pen Bay Open and the Harry H. Anderson Trophy.

Dartmouth returned to form in the second week of action finishing second at the Mrs. Hurst Bowl. The Mrs. Hurst Bowl honors Mrs. Christina Hurst, who has functioned as team mom for Dartmouth Sailing for over 30 years. Mrs. Hurst was on hand to watch some of the racing, but had to leave early because she was celebrating her 88th birthday. Deirdre Lambert and Carissa Crawford picked up where they left off competing in A-Division while Kelsey Wheeler, Lizzie Guynn and Hope Wilson raced in the B-Division. Lambert and Crawford racked up 64 points while the trio of sailors in B-Division earned 85. Dartmouth’s total of 149 was 24 points behind Yale.

At the Boston College Central Series, the Big Green finished second in the 17-boat fleet with 74 points. The A-Division racers of Robert Floyd and Sophie Kerr finished third with 50 points while Charles Lalumiere and Mia Steck finishd second with 24 points in the B-Division. Dartmouth finished six points behind the pace set by Tufts and one point ahead of the host Eagles.

At the Lake Champlain Open hosted by Vermont, Dartmouth totaled 60 points to finish second. Boston College won the event with the Big Green, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, Northeastern and Boston University rounding out the top five. 

The B-Division racers of Ian Storck, Madeleine Cooney and Hunter Johnstone tied for the lead at 25 points, winning three of the seven races. In A-Division, Dartmouth finished fourth with 35 points.

In the final race of the weekend, Dartmouth finished ninth in the 18-team field at the Hatch Brown Trophy hosted by MIT. The B-Division racers of Scott Houck and Julia McKown earned 108 points to land in second during their heat. The duo won a pair of races and reeled in seven additional top-five results during the 17-race heat.

Dartmouth is back on the water this weekend, racing in five regattas Sept. 28-29.