Sailing Posts Program-Best Finish to Earn Nationals Qualifying Spot

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Coach Pizzo's Report - April 29

The Polar Bears hosted and competed in the Coast Guard Alumni Bowl for the Coed New England Championship.  The event serves as the coed fleet race nationals qualifiers.  Eighteen teams competed over the two day regatta in conditions that ranged from driving rain/sleet to sunny sea breezes.  Ten races were completed in each division on Saturday.  Four more races were completed on Sunday in a tricky WSW breeze than eventually turned into a sea breeze.  The Polar Bears sailed well all weekend and finished second overall, the best ever finish at this championship.  Matt Kaplan, Louisa Lindgren, Christian Filter, Marie Bergsund, Emily Gonzalez, Alden Grimes, Matt Safford, Alissa Chen, Elijah Berger, and John Seider competed for the Polar Bears.  With the result, the team qualified for the Coed Dinghy National Championship hosted in Newport Rhode Island later in May.