Barque Eagle Team Race


Saturday, April 4:

It was a wet and wild day on the Thames today. Ten races were completed in a building northwesterly before the race committee sent everyone in to take a breathe. The wind ranged from 10 to 35 knots during the first ten races. One more attempt to sail everyone in FJs was made before it was deemed too windy. Competitors then rigged six Z420s with the hope to sail one race at a time. After just two races, even that was a little too much as the wind started to top out in the low 40s. Racing was called at 3:45 with a more promising forecast tomorrow. Thanks to Dan Winter, Josh Morrison, and Erin Morgan for helping on the finish boat. And thank you to Charles Higgins from ODU and Kelsey Wheeler from Dartmouth for lending a hand as an extra safety boat.

Sunday, April 5:

Despite a typical westerly on the Thames - shifty and unpredictable - Sunday turned out to be an almost perfect day for team racing! The remaining races in Round 1 and all of Round 2 were completed in a west-southwest breeze that ranged from two to fifteen knots. Thank you to Josh Morrison, Dylan Finneran, and Jaimie Chicoine who helped in the finish boat today.

Five protests were heard at the conclusion of racing, resulting in three DSQs. Thanks to Amanda Callahan (Roger Williams), Ben Greenfield (Boston University), Charles Higgins (Old Dominion), Kelsey Wheeler (Dartmouth), and Chris Klevan (Coast Guard) for hearing protests.

Congratulations to Roger Williams for winning the 2015 Barque Eagle Team Race. And many thanks to our two MAISA teams - Old Dominion and St. Mary's - for making the trip!

Final Results

1Roger WilliamsRoger Williams UniversityHawks11/3Stewart Draheim '16Michael McBrien '18
Martim Anderson '18Morgan Wheeler '15
Michael Gemperline '17Ryan Topal '15
Dirk Johnson '18Megan Roach '18
Dirk Johnson '18
2St. Mary'sSt. Mary's College of MarylandSeahawks10/4Kyle Burgess '17Rachel Ryan '15
Thomas Galster '15Julia Monro '17
Jonathan Lutz '17Hannah Chapman '17
3Old DominionOld Dominion UniversityMonarchs9/5Ethan Lounsbury '17Kaylie Gallagher '16
Jeremy Herrin '18Carter Little '18
Joseph David '16Colin Voigt '15
Augie Dale '18
*4DartmouthDartmouth CollegeBig Green8/6Hunter Johnstone '16John Lewis '17
Duncan Williford '18Connor Lehan '18
Erik Weis '18Sophie Kerr '17
Nathaniel Johansson '18
*4TuftsTufts UniversityJumbos8/6Casey Gowrie '16Tyler Paige '18
Scott Barbano '17Sadie Woolf '17
John Rolander '17Ryan Epprecht '18
Caroline Atwood '16
Natalie Danziger '17
6Boston UniversityBoston UniversityTerriers5/9Joseph Benoit '16Katherine Bienkowski '17
Ravi Parent '18Caroline Salas '18
Hannah Polster '17Margaret Swanson '16
Samuel Wright '18
7BrownBrown UniversityBears3/11Franco Bilik '18James Woodwell '18
Reid Secondo '16Rachel Gutman '17
Sam Alexander '18Eric Xiao '17
Olivia Lord '17
8Coast GuardU. S. Coast Guard AcademyBears2/12Avery Fanning '16Erin Morgan '18
Dylan Finneran '15Joshua Moan '15
Joshua Morrison '17Matthew Orgill '16
Bradley Brown '15Daniel Winter '16
Andrew Britton '16
Matthew Orgill '16
*Tie stands