15th-Ranked Sailors Place Third at Great Herring Pond
Coach Pizzo's Report - October 22
Bowdoin posted its third 3rd place finish at a two-day trophy
event in a row last weekend at the Great Herring Pond Open at Mass
Sailing in puffy, shifty conditions in 420s (not the best combination), Alex Takata and Laura Heyl finished 5th in A division and DJ Hatch and Ben Berg took 4th in B division on a day when consistency was difficult to achieve for any team. Racing was canceled on Sunday in the face of 30+ knot winds.
The finish gave Bowdoin a further bump in the NEISA rankings. The Polar Bears are now ranked 15th behind nationally ranked BU. Mantaining a top 16 ranking next week will give Bowdoin a berth at the Schell Trophy, NEISA’s annual fall co-ed championship at MIT and an automatic bid in either the co-ed Atlantic Coast Championship or Atlantic Coast Tournament in mid-November.
Photo courtesy of Rob Migliaccio Photography.