NEW LONDON, Conn. – The Dartmouth sailing team competed in two regattas over the weekend, both of which were held simultaneously in New London, Connecticut by the Coast Guard Academy.
The Big Green finished seventh out of 18 schools with 176 points in the Erwin Schell Trophy. Ivy League foe, Yale grabbed the top spot with 106 points, followed by MIT (136) and Bowdoin (140). Dartmouth was represented by Christopher Williford, Sophie Kerr, Charles Lalumiere and Rebecca McElvain in Division A, while Pat Floyd and Madeleine Cooney sailed in Division B. Dartmouth’s seventh place finish qualifies the Big Green for the Atlantic Coast Championship at MIT in two weeks.
Saturday brought shifty winds to the Thames River before the winds died down a bit for the final day of racing. The Big Green recorded three top five finishes and one victory in Division A, while sailing to six top five finishes in Division B.
Dartmouth also competed in the Victorian Coffee Urn, where the Big Green finished ninth with 188 points. The Bulldogs continued their strong weekend atop the leaderboard with 124 points. Rhode Island finished second (140), followed by Boston University (146) and the host school (164). The Big Green were represented by Emma White, Peninah Benjamin, Madeleine Walker, Peggy Kilvert, Mia Steck, Lisa Genthner, Sophia Diserio and Audrey Giblin.
On Saturday, sailors had to contend with a tricky southwest wind before Sunday gave way to a more consistent breeze. The Big Green combined for seven top five finishes across both divisions which included two victories.
Dartmouth returns to the water in two weeks for the Atlantic Coast Championship in Boston, Massachusetts.