HANOVER, N.H. – The Dartmouth sailing team competed in three events over the weekend, taking third in the David Lee Arnoff Race and the U.S. Match Race Championship.
A group of sailors traveled to Geneva, New York to compete in the David Lee Arnoff, which was hosted by Hobart & William Smith College. The Big Green were represented by Nathaniel Johansson and Alyssa Berger in Division A, while Peggy Kilvert, Lisa Genthner and Mia Steck sailed in Division B.
Dartmouth took third with 104 points, just eight shy of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in second. The host school captured the trophy with 53 points in a regatta that featured challenging conditions on both days of competition. On Saturday sailors had to contend with periods of rain, giving way to shifty winds on Sunday. In Division A, the Big Green recorded nine top-five finishes with three victories and 10 top-five finishes in Division B with two wins.
Dartmouth also sent a contingent of sailors across the country to compete in the U.S. Match Racing Championship at the San Diego Yacht Club. The Big Green were familiar with the waters in the Golden State after competing in Nationals at the San Diego Yacht Club last spring. Charles Lalumiere skippered a boat with Rebecca McElvain, Madeline Cooney and Nate Greason serving as his crew. Dartmouth’s boat finished third behind David Dellenbaugh and Nevin Snow, the third ranked match racer in the nation.
The Big Green won four of nine races in the round robin before recording a victory in the quarterfinal on Saturday. Dartmouth made it into the final four on Sunday where the Big Green dropped two races to Dellenbaugh’s boat. Dartmouth bounced back in the race for third place, taking two of its final three races.
This weekend the Green also traveled to Rhode Island for the Moody Trophy. Dartmouth finished 11th out of 17 schools with 112 points. Boston University took the top spot with 54 points, followed by Bowdoin and Yale with 63 and 65 points respectively. Christopher Williford, Audrey Bransfield and Sophie Kerr sailed in the A Division for the Big Green, while Duncan Williford and Paige Clarke competed in the B Division.
With Hurricane Matthew churning the water in the Mid-Atlantic region, conditions for the sailors proved to be challenging at times. Dartmouth recorded one top-five finish across both divisions before racing was called off on the final day of competition.
The Big Green return to the water on Oct. 22 with events in Boston and the Mrs. Hurst Bowl on Mascoma Lake in Enfield.