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 Maritime.

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.