CRANSTON, R.I. – Two Dartmouth sailors swept the New England Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association’s (NEISA) Sailors of the Week award after a stellar performance on the water last weekend. Charles Lalumiere and Rebecca McElvain helped guide the Big Green to a victory in the Sherman Hoyt Trophy in Providence for their first team win of the fall season.
Both sailors competed in Division A, where Dartmouth finished finished ninth or better in every race of the 13 race series. Their performance led to a 31-point victory at one of the biggest coed events in the country. The Big Green outlasted the host school, Ivy League foe Brown, with a 124-point finish.
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 is the first weekly NEISA award for Lalumiere and McElvain in their careers in Hanover and the first time two Dartmouth sailors swept the weekly awards since last spring.
The Big Green return to the water this weekend with multiple events in multiple locations.