Sailing Team Gains Momentum as Fall Season Comes to a Head

BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College sailing team is posting impressive results as the season enters the homestretch.

This past weekend, Bowdoin's women's team finished sixth at the Urn Trophy hosted by Harvard and, in the process, qualified for the Atlantic Coast Championship (NY Maritime, Nov. 12-13) for the first time in program history. Team depth was key to the showing as Katie Doble and Kim Dempsey sailed A-Division with Kaylee Schwitzer, Ayaka Okawa, and Emily McNeil working B-Division. The B-Division team won the competition with 59 points.

In addition, Bowdoin's co-ed team finished 16th at the Schell hosted by MIT and qualified for the ACT's hosted by the Florida Yacht Club. Pete Edmunds, Mae Speight, and Jimmy Rohman primarily sailed A division.  Jeff Goodrich, Clare Henry, and Michael Croteau primarily sailed B division.  Tom Peabody and Ben Berg sailed in both divisions for the Polar Bears.

Another big weekend is ahead for for the Polar Bears, who will host the Freshman Intersectional this weekend as part of a full slate of events, including trips to Rhode Island for the State Championship and at Boston University for the crews regatta.