CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Dartmouth sailing team is in third place with 142 points after day one of the Gill Coed National Championship in Charleston, South Carolina.
Georgetown leads the field after day one of the finals with 127 points, followed by Boston College is second with 138.
The day began with light winds about 1-5 knots in the morning from the west. The winds were too light to compete with the current so the race officials postponed in a wind delay to wait for the southerly sea breeze to fill in. Around 12:50 p.m. the sailors were on the water ready to race in a light sea breeze. The winds picked up to about 8 knots and temperatures were warm in the high 80s low 90s. In the later afternoon the wind increased a little more to hiking conditions. The racing wrapped up just before 7 p.m.
Representing the Big Green were Charles Lalumiere, Rebecca McElvain, Christopher Williford, Sophie Kerr and Nathaniel Greason.
Dartmouth returns to the water tomorrow where the winner of the Henry A. Morss Memorial Trophy will be crowned.
Top Nine, Finals Day 1 (10 races):
1. Georgetown University, 127
2. Boston College, 138
3. Dartmouth College, 142
4. College of Charleston, 152
5. Yale University, 158
6. Hobart and William Smith Colleges, 164
7. University of South Florida, 182
8. U.S. Naval Academy, 187*
9. Tufts University, 187*
*Number of high-place (1) finishes