Commonwealth Series


Saturday, September 25:

Eighteen races were completed this weekend in superb conditions on the Charles River. The heat of Saturday gave way to a brisk NE breeze at 12-15 knots on Sunday. A division started racing in FJs and then switched into technical dinghies after race 8. B Division started in techs and switched into FJs. Courses on Saturday were Course 4 with an offset and leeward gate. Sunday brought the ‘triple gate special’ with windward and leeward gates and a mid-course gate on the upwind legs as well.

Congrats to the Salve Regina Seahawks who eked out a victory over the host school by 2 points after 36 races. Eric Decesare '11 and Hope Dingeman '14 dominated A Division for the Seahawks with 7 bullets in 18 races. Steve Drapcho ’13 combined with Mark Van De Loo ’13 on Saturday and Jillian Reddy ’11 on Sunday to win B Division for the MIT Beavers.

Matt Lindblad from MIT along with Tom Robinson from Brandeis and Derek Mess from Wellesley helped out with race management on Saturday and Franny Charles ran the races on Sunday.

Full detailed results at

Franny Charles MIT Sailing Master

Score summary

1Salve ReginaSeahawks4690136
4Boston UniversityTerriers 181114195
6BowdoinPolar Bears14595240
7Maine MaritimeMariners135144279
8Boston UniversityTerriers 2153147300
10Mass MaritimeBuccaneers158209367
18New HampshireWildcats281294575

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.

The first place team as of a given race will always be at the top of the chart. The spacing from one team to the next shows relative gains/losses made from one race to the next. You may hover over the data points to display the total score as of that race.

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