82nd Boston Dinghy Challenge Cup


Saturday, April 22:

Racing was held in a NNE wind that faded in velocity from 6-8 knots to 3-5 by the end of the day. MIT Fireflies and Harvard FJ's rotated through the 3 divisions with C starting fireflies and B in FJ's. Inner (flies)and outer(FJ) trapazoid courses were used with an extra windward leg used on the even numbered races to bring the boats back to windward to rotate.

PRO Bern Noack (Harvard coach) was assisted on the water by MIT Sailing Master Fran Charles and MIT Varsity coach Matt Lindblad. Scoring office was staffed by Harvard undergrad Nomin-Erdene Jagdagdorj.

The BDCCC is college sailing's oldest trophy and was first held in 1936.

MIT holds a narrow lead over Boston College going into day 2.

Sunday, April 23:

After a 1.5 hour wind delay, a 4-6 knot southeasterly filled and 15 more races were completed. MIT Sailing Master Fran Charles ran the starts and Harvard's Bern Noack and Kevin Coakley (NEISA undergrad president) took finishes and did scoring. MIT dockstaff Ian Campbell and Conan Hom were on hand to assist with breakdowns.

Boston College won 5 races today to close the gap to MIT to 7 points going into the last race. The regatta was decided in B division with BC's Charles Sinks and Lily McGrath (MIT Sailing Master Fran Charles's niece) finishing 2nd and MIT seniors Alec Stewart and Paige Omura hanging on to finish 8th and losing the tiebreak with Sinks and McGrath for the division but maintaining a 1 point lead for the overall trophy. MIT wins the 82nd Boston Dinghy Club Challenge Cup championship.

Score summary

2Boston CollegeEagles784135154
4DartmouthBig Green608282224
6Boston UniversityTerriers937967239
8Roger WilliamsHawks5994109262
9Rhode IslandRams8185100266
14CornellBig Red97123145365
15UC Santa BarbaraGauchos96149139384
16Washington CollegeShoremen150155120425

Score history

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