September 24, 2012

Bowdoin Sailing Hits Stride in Trio of Competitions as Season Picks Up Steam

BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College sailing team had a solid weekend, competing in three events including the Women's Regis at BU, the Hood Trophy hosted by Tufts, and the Loder hosted by UNH.  

The women finished 5th of 17th at the Regis hosted by BU.  Lizzy Hamilton and Isabel Low competed in A division and Courtney Koos, Elise Engquist, and Olivia Diserio sailed in B division.  The team sailed well in classic Charles River conditions.  Hamilton and Low were 4th in A division and Koos, Enquist, and Diserio were 7th in B.

The team competing at the Loder Trophy hosted by UNH finished 5th of 16 teams.  Saturday was plagued with very light and shifty conditions and the Polar Bears were only able to sail in two races in each division.  Sarah Fiske and Ayaka Okawa sailed A division and Phil Koch and Tess Laymer sailed B division.  On Sunday, Bowdoin had Erin Mullins and Kim Dempsey sail B division.  The team sailed well in some very tricky conditions on Mendums Pond in NH.

Bowdoin's top coed team competed at Tufts in the Hood Trophy which is an interconference regatta with teams from all over the country.  The team finished 7th overall out of 19 teams, posting a big score to win a tie breaker over Roger Williams. Michael Croteau and Charlotte Williamson finished 6th in A division and Pete Edmunds and Mae Speight finished 9th in B division.