HANOVER, N.H. – The Dartmouth sailing team competed in three regattas over the weekend, finishing fourth at the 82nd Boston Dinghy Challenge Cup.
A group of sailors traveled to Boston to compete in the oldest race in college sailing. The Big Green took fourth with 224 points, while the host school, MIT took first with 153. Boston College performed well in its home city finishing second with 154 and Tufts took third with 200 points. Chris Williford and Sophie Kerr sailed in Division A, while Duncan Williford and Paige Clarke competed in Division B. Jack McGraw and Nate Greason also sailed in Division C for Dartmouth.
Saturday brought a shifty NNE 5-8 knot breeze that faded through out the day, which gave way to a 90-minute wind delay on Sunday before a 4-6 knot southeasterly wind filled in. The Big Green combined for an impressive 14 top five finishes with six in Division A alone.
A group of sailors also traveled to Providence, Rhode Island for the NEISA Women’s Championship / Reed Trophy. Dartmouth finished seventh, with 225 points to qualify for Nationals next month. Coast Guard took the top spot with 112 points, followed by Boston College with 121 and Ivy League foe Yale with 153. The Big Green were represented by Emma White and Peninah Benjamin in Division A and Audrey Giblin and Mia Steck in Division B. Peggy Kilvert, Sophia Diserio, Lisa Genthner and Mary Amis also made the trip down for Dartmouth.
On Saturday, sailors faced a northwesterly breeze and a little rain before sunnier and lighter conditions on Sunday. Dartmouth found success in Division B over the weekend with five top five finishes in Division B including one victory.
The Big Green also took part in the Admirals Cup in Kings Point, New York, finishing 16th with 115 points. Tufts won the event, while Yale and Old Dominion rounded out the top three. Rebecca McElvain and Charlie Lalumiere sailed in Division A and Patrick Floyd and Madeleine Cooney sailed in Division B. Erik Weis and Taggart Bonham also competed for Dartmouth in Division C.
Sailing proved to be difficult on Saturday due to a lack of wind, which was also an issue on Sunday as only one race could be completed across each division on the final day of the regatta.
The Big Green return to the water next weekend with the Coast Guard Alumni Bowl for the New England Coed Championship.