Hood Trophy


Saturday, September 26:


The breeze filled in late on Mystic Lake around noon. The wind ranged within about 70 degrees at times, but got more consistent as the day progressed. It eventually settled into a variable 5-7 kts from the southeast. It was a great New England fall day with moderate temps and abundant sunshine. 10 races were completed, taking an average of 17 minutes each. 6 races in A-Division, 4 races in B-Division. Finish times ranged within 3-5 minutes of first competitor to cross to last. Plenty of penalty turns allowed for no protests. The RC thanks competitors for settling it on the water. One breakdown was awarded in the last race for a loose rudder bracket on one of the otherwise “nuclear bomb-proof” Larks. Bern Novak commented on his respect for Ken Legler’s steadfast loyalty to the boat. Ken PRO’ed in the morning, but turned it over to Hans Tiefenthaler ‘09 and Robby Moore ’09 after 2 PM so he could attend a wedding in Newport. They are single. Thanks to our line boat judge Adam Weisman allowing for fair starts and only one general recall with a 24 boat fleet. Also, thank you to Roisin Magee, Jaime Altreuter, and the Jumbo frosh who got us lunch. Lara Hwa ’09 and Anna Martin ’07 were present. Looking forward to tomorrow and Ken will be back to finish the event in what looks to be much wetter weather.


After a short postponement, racing began at 11. SE winds held steady at 5-10. Roger Williams sailed beautifully today, pullung away from the pack. There were a number of breakdown requests, all denied. No protests.

Congratulations to the 2009 winners of the Hood Trophy: Roger Williams University.

Score summary

1Roger WilliamsHawks6745112
2Salve ReginaSeahawks7272144
6South FloridaBulls59112171
7Boston UniversityTerriers11367180
8DartmouthBig Green78111189
9Rhode IslandRams9798195
13Connecticut CollegeCamels137108245
15Boston CollegeEagles150113263
*17Coast GuardBears83193276
*18New HampshireWildcats176100276
19BowdoinPolar Bears136159295
20Maine MaritimeMariners182164346
21CornellBig Red184191375
22U. ConnecticutHuskies213168381
*Number of high-place (1) finishes

Score history

The following chart shows the relative rank of the teams as of the race indicated. Note that the races are ordered by number, then division, which may not represent the order in which the races were actually sailed.

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