Coach Pizzo's Report - April 2
The Polar Bears competed in two regattas this weekend including our only home event this spring, the Harspwell Sound Team Race, and the Lynn Marchiando Team Race at MIT. At Bowdoin, teams enjoyed terrific conditions on Harpswell Sound with southwesterly breeze ranging from 5-15 knots, strong current, and small waves. Five round robins were completed over the two day event with Bowdoin finishing first and second at the event with records of 10-5 and 9-6. Competing for Bowdoin was Alex Vasiliou, Kevin Elk, Claire Havig, Martie Ogle, Julia Adams, Alden Grimes, Rowan Byrne, Kelsey Slack, Michael Kann, Isabelle Austin-Green, Louis Frumer, Eliza Jevon, Peter Newstein, and Eric Hall.
Sixteen teams from around the country competed at the Lynne Marchiando at MIT. Saturday had pleasant team racing conditions on the Charles River and Sunday was much windier and colder. The Polar Bears had a good first round robin, finishing with a record of 9-6 and qualified for the gold fleet. Two gold round robins were completed just before the end of the day on Sunday with Bowdoin finishing with a 14-10 record and finished third overall. Harrison Hawk, Matt Safford, Christian Filter, Matt Kaplan, Emily Gonzalez, Nora Cullen, Hannah Konkel, Louisa Lindgren, Marie Bergsund, and Jake Griffin competed for the Polar Bears.
This upcoming weekend the team will be competing in the Team Race New England Champs at Connecticut College and the Southern Series at URI.