HANOVER, N.H. – The Dartmouth sailing team took part in three regattas over the weekend, including the Captain Hurst Bowl on Mascoma Lake in Enfield, New Hampshire.
The Big Green took third on their home course with 140 points. MIT won the trophy with 105 points, followed by Ivy League foe Yale (113), with Bowdoin (153) and Boston College (180) rounding out the top five. With a backdrop of the stunning New Hampshire foliage, Dartmouth was represented by Patrick Floyd, Madeleine Cooney, Duncan Williford, Paige Clarke, Mary Amis, Sophie Kerr and Christopher Williford.
Saturday brought northwesterly winds that gave way to southerly winds on day one, before a quiet start to races on Sunday. The Big Green recorded four victories across three Divisions, including six top five finishes in Division B.
Dartmouth also had a solid showing at the New England Match Race Championship, finishing second behind race winner, Boston College. The second place finish qualifies the Big Green for Nationals in San Diego next month. Nate Greason, Charlie Lalumiere and Rebecca McElvain traveled to Newport, Rhode Island where the Big Green got off to an impressive 7-0 start in the round robin tournament.
In the semifinal round, Dartmouth defeated rival Harvard to advance to the finals where the Big Green were defeated by the eventual race winners.
A quintet of Dartmouth sailors also traveled to New Haven, Connecticut to compete in the Yale Women’s Race. The Big Green finished 11th out of 18 schools and were represented by Sophia Diserio, Audrey Giblin, Madeleine Walker, Peninah Benjamin and Emma White. Saturday brought light winds before a strong breeze filled the water for the final day of sailing on Sunday. In both divisions, Dartmouth tallied three top five finishes, including a victory in Division B.
The Big Green return to the water next weekend with multiple events in multiple locations.