Season Preview: Bowdoin Sailing Opens Season This Weekend

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Head Coach: Frank Pizzo

2017-18 Recap: The Polar Bears recorded another fine season, but just missed out on having a boat at nationals for the first time since 2013. Bowdoin earned first-place finishes at the Callagy Ross Trophy, the Fall Foliage Regatta and the Harpswell Sound Team race in 2017-18.

2018 Preview: Head Coach Frank Pizzo has reason to be excited about returning the Polar Bears to nationals this season thanks to a solid group of returning performers. Matt Kaplan, a 2018 All-NEISA skipper and Louisa Lindgren, a 2017 All-NEISA crew, look to play major roles again for the Polar Bears.  Christian Filter, Matt Safford, and Alden Grimes will be major players on the co-ed side with Claire Havig and Kelsey Slack leading a younger and talented women's team.

2018 Schedule: Bowdoin opens its season this weekend with four regattas across the region. Highlighted events this fall for the Polar Bears include two home regattas: the Barnett Trophy and the Urn Trophy.  The Match Race Championships and the Schell Trophy are the other major events along with all four National Showcase Regattas.

Follow Online: You can follow the Bowdoin sailing team all season at the official website of Bowdoin Athletics,, as well as on the free Bowdoin Front Row app, available on the App Store for Apple users and Google Play for Android users.