HANOVER, N.H. – The Dartmouth sailing team competed in three regattas over the weekend, including the Hewitt Trophy which was hosted by the Big Green at Mascoma Lake in Enfield.
Dartmouth finished second in the Hewitt Trophy with 205 points, behind first-place finisher Yale’s 161. Coast Guard took third while Tufts and Boston College rounded out the top five. After a brief delay, Saturday brought challenging racing conditions as eight races were completed across three divisions. Alyssa Berger, Erik Weis, Nathaniel Johansson, Audrey Bransfield, Mia Steck and John McGraw represented the Big Green on their home lake. In the A and B Division, Dartmouth recorded a quartet top-five finishes. In Division C, the Big Green rallied for five victories.
A group of sailors also traveled to Ithaca, New York, where Dartmouth took home second in the Susan Rogers Memorial Regatta with 85 points. Hobart and William Smith won the event with 69 points, while Cornell (89), Tufts (108) and Vermont (125) rounded out the top five.
On Saturday, sailors faced shifty east winds which continued into the final day of competition on Sunday. Emma White and Peninah Benjamin sailed out of the A Division, where they recorded eight top-five finishes and two victories. Audrey Giblin and Sophia Diserio also turned in a solid performance in the B Division with seven top-five finishes and two wins.
A contingent of Big Green sailors also competed in New London, Connecticut, at the Danmark Trophy, where Dartmouth finished ninth out of 20 schools with 297 points. The Bulldogs won the trophy with 148 points, followed by the host school, Coast Guard with 198. The Big Green were represented by Patrick Floyd, Sophie Kerr, Christopher Williford, Mary Amis and Madeline Cooney. Saturday brought winds between 8-16 knots, which was enough to warrant very slight course changes throughout the day.
Dartmouth’s best performance came in Division A with three top-five finishes, while the Big Green tallied two top five finishes in Division B.
Dartmouth returns to the water next weekend for the Lee Arnoff Trophy in Geneva, New York, and the Barnett Trophy in Brunswick, Maine.