8 teams arrived on the Charles to beautiful conditions. Temperatures were in the high 30s and there was a stiff 5-15 knot breeze with regular puffs exceeding 20 knots. This made for exciting team racing conditions! There were several capsizes throughout the day and many close calls. Many thanks to MIT Sailing for providing their facility, rescue boat and support, Ken Legler from Tufts for manning the finish boat all day, Jon Farrar from Northeastern for manning the mark boat and Harvard alum Colin Santangelo '11 for serving as the PRO - the regatta would not have been possible without everyone's help.
1 complete round robin was sailed and a second was started. We hope to finish the second round robin and sail a final series, time permitting. Harvard leads after day one with an 8-2 record, with URI and Tufts tied for second at 6-4.
Classic early "spring" weather for the second day of the Wood Trophy, with blue skies and 5-10 knot breezes shifting from W to N and then back. Despite the stolen hour of sleep, teams sailed a clean Sunday, with no protests despite a number of tight races.
The second round robin was finished by early afternoon, the top four teams sailed a final round robin. Tufts stole the final RR with a 3-0 performance, jumping up into a tie with the Harvard Crimson overall. Harvard won the head-to-head 2-1, so takes the Wood Trophy overall. A nice way to end the week for the Harvard team.
Thanks again to Jon Farrar from Northeastern for mark-boat duties all day, and to Ken Legler for setting the finish and hearing several protests. Thanks also to Maria Tarazona '21 from Harvard for taking finishes on Sunday.
Finally, a big thank-you to Fran Charles and MIT for letting us host at MIT on short notice and providing marks, a safety boat, and support all weekend!
|*||1||Harvard University||Crimson||12/5||Dylan Farrell '18||Lena Episalla '19|
|Nicholas Karnovsky '19||Jessica Williams '20|
|Andrew Puopolo '19||Iulianna Taritsa '20|
|**||2||Tufts University||Jumbos||12/5||Florian Eenkema Van Dijk '19||Emily Shanley-Roberts '18|
|Jack Bitney '19||Bram Brakman '21|
|Cameron Holley '19||Lara Dienemann '18|
|Ian Morgan '19|
|3||Northeastern University||Huskies||10/7||Jackson Hamilton '19||Jacqueline Berlin '19|
|Kurran Singh '19||Connor O'Neill '19|
|Kyle Riggs '21||John Hughes '18|
|Jon Ewing '21|
|b||4||Cornell University||Big Red||8/9||Luke Andersen '18||Patricia Corujo '21|
|Ethan Andersen '20||Ana Schonander '20|
|Phillip Schofield '21||Miranda Sannino '20|
|Alex Fowkes '20||Ethan Andersen '20|
|5||University of Rhode Island||Rams||7/7||Dakota Northrup '19||Caroline Rocchio '20|
|Luke Ingalls '21||Ellis Havelock '18|
|Brendan Read '19||Caitlin Abel '21|
|Lauren Richards '19|
|6||University of Vermont||Catamounts||6/8||Colin Richards '20||Amanda Engeman '20|
|Jan Kite-Powell '19||Nellie Stidham '21|
|Vincent Yannelli '19||Isabella Arnaboldi '21|
|7||Fordham University||Rams||5/9||Brad Seferian '19||Makena Masterson '19|
|Thomas Capozzi '19||Brigid Murphy '20|
|Eduardo Mintzias '21||Jacqueline Tobin '20|
|8||Brown University||Bears||2/12||Franco Bilik '18||Jack Papetti '21|
|Sophie Hibben '19||Maxine De Havenon '19|
|Nathan Housberg '19||Elizabeth Rolfes '21|
|*||Number of races won when tied teams met (2)|
|**||Number of races won when tied teams met (1)|
|b||Cornell made it to final four, so extra losses shouldn't count against their record|