BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College sailing team competed at four regattas last weekend as the team entered the heart of its fall schedule.
The highlight of the weekend for the Polar Bears was the victory by Kaylee Schwitzer and Julia Rew in the A-Division of the Navy Fall Women's Interconference Regatta. The duo were named the New England Intercollegiate Sailing Association's Women's Sailors of the Week after finishing in the top five in 10 of 16 races and winning their division by 11 points. Their performance led the Polar Bears to a sixth place overall finish in the 16-team event.
The big boat team traveled to Larchmont YC to compete at the Storm Trysail Intercollegiate Regatta. The Polar Bears sailed on Dr. Olsson's (Bowdoin alum and current LYC Commodore) J-105 Morning Glory. The team finished first in their class and second overall with a 2-1-4-2 scoreline. Sailing for the Polar Bears was Ben Mende, Isabel Low, Alex Brown, Tess Lameyer, Christian Houston-Floyd, and Harry Summers.
Bowdoin also hosted the Nicholas Barnett Trophy at Bethel Point over the weekend. Twenty-four races were completed over the two-day regatta in fantastic conditions. The Polar Bear team of Sarah Fiske, Ayaka Okawa, Elise Engquist, Phil Koch, and Paige Speight finished eighth overall.
At the Moody Trophy hosted by URI, Bowdoin competed in a very competitive interconference regatta with teams from all over the country. The Polar Bears finished a strong 8th of 19 teams. Michael Croteau, Charlotte Williamson, Peter Edmunds, and Mae Speight sailed for the Polar Bears.
The Polar Bears have three important events this weekend including the Yale Women's Regatta, the Captain Hurst Bowl, and the Admiral Alymers Trophy, in advance of the conference championships three weeks away.