On Saturday, racing took place in a light and shifty westerly that looked to be going south, but never did. The wind was pretty fickle and we experienced some delays as the breeze sorted itself out midday. Racing started shortly after 10:30 and ended around 6:30. Two round robins were completed. All told, we were grateful all the teams could make it after the tragic events that unfolded in Boston last week.
Huge thanks to RWU undergrads Abby Cook and Shanna Rae Savignano for (wo)manning the start boat, Brian Firth and Connor Adams for slugging it out on the finish boat, Catherine Towner for handling the scoring from her phone ashore and Scott Booth who was a general purpose helper outer.
Three protests were filed, but were postponed until Sunday morning.
Five of the seven teams racing this weekend were seeking the last two spots at the NE Team Racing Championship. The goal was to complete a 3rd round robin followed by a final four. We completed 17 of the 21 races for the 3rd round in an extremely shifty NW breeze. Many of the races were extremely close. Ultimately the breeze did not cooperate, and the regatta ended without completing the third round.
Congratulations to Bowdoin and Boston University for securing berths to the NE Team Racing Championship which will take place in two weekends at Harvard.
Thanks again to Abby Cook and Catherine Towner along with Nicole Sikowitz, Jack Hunger, and Cole Rice for their help running the races in trying conditions. Also thanks to Frank Pizzo, Brian Swingly, and Colin Merrick for hearing protests.
|1||Bowdoin College||Polar Bears||8/4||Michael Croteau '15||Julia Rew '16|
|Tom Peabody '14||Ayaka Okawa '14|
|Kaylee Schwitzer '15||Mae Speight '13|
|2||Boston University||Terriers||7/5||Ryan Astwood '16||Margaret Swanson '16|
|Ian Towill '14||Lalitha Kumaresan '13|
|Cameron Fraser '14||Alejandra Higgins '13|
|2||Roger Williams University||Hawks||7/5||Andrew Tamblyn '13||Breanne Baldino '16|
|William Macdonald '15||Chelsea Maguire '13|
|Connor Brady '15||Jaye Fahey '15|
|2||Tufts University||Jumbos||7/5||Alejandro Ruiz-Ramon '15||Mackenzie Loy '13|
|Dan Nickerson '15||Madeline Luce '13|
|Duncan Swain '15||Julie Pringle '14|
|5||U. S. Coast Guard Academy||Bears||6/6||Bradley Milliken '14||Robert Turley '16|
|Dylan Finneran '15||Jaimie Chicoine '14|
|Bradley Brown '15||Kayla Ellis '16|
|Kayla Ellis '16||Christina Frost '16|
|6||University of Rhode Island||Rams||5/7||Alex Whipple '15||Molly Lucyk '16|
|James Simmons '13||Elizabeth Durgin '16|
|Matthew Coughlin '16||Chris Dawson '16|
|7||Salve Regina University||Seahawks||2/10||Kyle Carney '13||Angelina Todaro '16|
|Robert Lippincott '14||Baillie Lawless '15|
|Christopher Jensen '14||Catherine Corssen '15|