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CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Dartmouth sailing team finished third with 261 points after a fantastic showing at the Gill Coed National Championship in Charleston, South Carolina.

The host school, College of Charleston defended its home water taking first place and the Henry A. Morss Memorial Trophy with 230 points. Ivy League foe Yale took second 249, while Boston College and Hobart and William Smith College rounded out the top five.

The sailors arrived to very little wind this morning and sat in a wind delay until 2 p.m. The sea breeze filled in from the southwest at around 7-8 knots. The skies were partly cloudy and temperatures were in the mid-80s. Luckily the sea breeze held for the rest of the afternoon and allowed the sailors to combat the strong current.

Representing the Big Green was Charles Lalumiere with Rebecca McElvain, Robert Floyd with Madeleine Cooney in A-division and Christopher Williford with Sophie Kerr and Nathaniel Greason '17 in B-division.

At the conclusion of the races, Lalumiere was honored as an Intercollegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) Honorable Mention Coed All-American Skipper, while both Cooney and Kerr were chosen as ICSA Honorable Mention All-American Crews.

FINAL OVERALL RESULTS (17 RACES):
1. College of Charleston, 230
2. Yale University, 249
3. Dartmouth College, 261
4. Boston College, 267
5. Hobart and William Smith Colleges, 271
6. Georgetown University, 300
7. Fordham University, 311
8. U.S. Naval Academy, 314
9. U.S. Coast Guard Academy, 323
10. Roger Williams University, 324
11. University of South Florida, 339
12. George Washington University, 343
13. Boston University, 345
14. Tufts University, 358
15. U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, 365
16. Stanford University, 375
17. Brown University, 394
18. University of California Santa Barbara, 445