October 22, 2013

Sailing Takes Second at Great Herring Pond Open

Coach Pizzo's Report - October 22

The Polar Bears competed in three big regattas throughout this past weekend including the Yale Women's Regatta, the Captain Hurst at Dartmouth, and the Great Herring Pond Open at Mass Maritime. Yale Women's was a very competitive interconference regatta with all of the top 15 teams in the country competing in the event. Erin Mullins '16 and Tess Lameyer '16 sailed A division and Mimi Paz '17, Kim Dempsey '14, and Frances Jimenez '16 sailed B division. The team faced difficult conditions including big breeze and big waves and finished 12th of 18 teams in this very deep field. The event provided some great competition in preparation for our fall women's championship at Harvard in two weekends.

At Dartmouth, the team competed in the Captain Hurst Bowl which was the top coed interconference regatta this weekend. Jack McGuire '17 and Charlotte Williamson '15 sailed A division and Tom Peabody '14, Paige Speight '16, and Hunter Moeller '17 sailed B division. The team came out strong and had a very good Saturday in some light and tricky conditions. Conditions were much different on Sunday with some big breeze and the team's finishes were more inconsistent. The team finished 10th of 18 in this very competitive field of teams.

The highlight performance of the weekend was at the Great Herring Pond Open. Pete Edmunds '14 sailing with Julia Rew '16 tied for first in A division. Matt Lyons '17 and Dana Bloch '17 were fifth in B division, helping the team to a second place overall finish out of 17 teams.

This upcoming weekend is another busy one with the team competing at the Stu Nelson at Connecticut College, the Oberg Trophy at MIT, and the Wellahan at Sail Maine.