Sailing Team Garners Encouraging Results

Coach Pizzo's Report - October 1

Following a tough opening weekend, Bowdoin’s young team has shown some promise amid a tough schedule.

At the Lake Champlain Open at UVM in the second week of intercollegiate competition, sophomore Alex Takata and senior Laura Heyl combined with junior DJ Hatch and freshman Mae Speight to finish 7th at the 15 team event. Farther down Lake Champlain at the Middlebury Cup, junior Billy Rohman and sophomore Ben Berg finished 2nd in A division while senior Jane Koopman and sophomore Clare Henry finished 3rd in B division. The Polar Bears finished 3rd overall among 10 teams.

Bowdoin struggled at its trophy events during the third weekend of action, but some of its young and old prospects showed promise at the Central Series at BU. Koopman and Henry sailed Saturday while sophomore Jeff Goodrich and freshman Isabel Low sailed Sunday to combine for 9th in A division. In B division freshman skipper Katie Doble, sailing in her first intercollegiate regatta with veteran junior crew Leah Hughes, put up some impressive finishes on Saturday. Senior Tom Charpentier and sophomore Katharine O’Brien then followed up by winning the day on Sunday with only one finish out of the top three in six races. Bowdoin finished 4th in B division for the weekend and 6th of 17 overall.