HANOVER, N.H. – The Dartmouth sailing team competed in four regattas over the weekend, including the Sherman Hoyt Trophy where the Big Green recorded their first team victory of the fall season.
A group of sailors traveled to Providence, Rhode Island where Dartmouth outlasted the 18-team field to capture the trophy. The Big Green won the event with 124 points, followed by Ivy League foe, Brown (155) and Boston College (170), while Yale and MIT rounded out the top five. Dartmouth was represented by Charles Lalumiere and Rebecca McElvain in Division A, while Pat Floyd, Madeleine Cooney and Nate Greason sailed in Division B with Duncan Williford and Paige Clarke as alternates.
Saturday brought a cold and wet day for sailors with winds ranging from 8-16 knots. Sunday brought sunnier conditions with a cool westerly breeze that increased throughout the day. In Division B the Big Green totaled nine top five finishes and one victory, with seven top-five finishes and a victory in Division A.
This past weekend Dartmouth also hosted the Mrs. Hurst bowl on Lake Mascoma in Enfield, New Hampshire. With a backdrop of the stunning fall foliage, the Big Green finished seventh with 268 points. Coast Guard took first in the regatta with 147 points, followed by Rhode Island (154) and Brown (179).
Emma White, Madeleine Walker and Peninah Benjamin sailed in Division A, while Peggy Kilvert, Lisa Genthner and Mia Steck sailed in Division B. On Saturday sailors were met with shifty, 5-10 knot winds and rain, giving way to windier conditions on Sunday. Dartmouth recorded nine top five finishes and one victory across both divisions after 16 rounds of races on its home course.
The Big Green also competed for the Oberg Trophy this weekend, where Dartmouth finished ninth with 294 points. Roger Williams took first on the Charles River in Boston with 204 points, followed by Tufts (240) and Ancient Eight foe, Yale (244).
Jack McGraw and Mary Amis sailed in Division A for the Big Green with Nathaniel Johansson and Aly Berger in Division B. Audrey Giblin and Sophia Diserio also competed this weekend in Division C. Dartmouth competed well with 13 top five finishes and one victory across three divisions.
The Big Green also competed in the Fall Central Series 6 in Boston, where the host school, Boston College won the event with 40 points. Dartmouth held off Harvard by two points to finish in fifth with 56.
The Big Green return to the water next weekend with multiple events in multiple locations.