McMerrick Cup Team Race


Saturday, March 5:

Opening weekend of New England College Sailing! We didn't have sailable wind until after noon. When the Southerly started to fill, the current was ebbing hard, which made for some long down wind legs in the first flight. The breeze steadily built to ~14 knots and we got into a good groove of banging out races. We did back to back races, which helps to speed things up a little bit. The temperature also started to drop with more cloud cover overhead and we called racing around 4:30.

The intention is to finish the rounds tomorrow and see what Mother Nature has in store for us. Lots of rain and some more wind are headed in our direction.

HUGE THANKS to Hawks Jack Leahy and Colin Martz who were on the finish boat, slowly turning to popsicles. Also to Ken Legler, Cori Radtke, Abigayle Konys, and Sawyer Balint for hearing 4 protests after racing.

Sunday, March 6:

Fog engulfed the Mt. Hope Bay, but we had just enough visibility to fit in a course within sight of the Schow Roof deck. For most of the day the breeze was 8-12, and with the ebb tide created some wavy conditions. After finishing the 2nd round around 11:30, we started off a 3rd round hoping to be finished before the forecasted big wind at 1. That wind never materialized; the rain was short lived. All in all, loads of racing for all the teams.

Several protests were filed. Only a couple were heard, resulting in 1 DSQ. Again thanks to Cori Radtke, Sawyer Balint, and Megan Roach for hearing the protests.

Final Results

1Roger WilliamsRoger Williams UniversityHawks 118/3Grant Gridley '22Katharine Benagh '24
George Higham '23Grace Woodcock '23
William Bailey '24Ian Coen '24
*2Rhode IslandUniversity of Rhode IslandRams15/6Ben Rosenberg '23Elizabeth Taylor '24
Kerem Erkmen '25Edward Gary '22
Miles Williams '24Emilia Marino '22
**3BrownBrown UniversityBears15/6William George '23Jacqueline Rice '24
Connor Macken '24Olivia MILLER '25
Jed Bell '23Menasha Leport '25
Thomas Styron '24
Leyton Borcherding '25
4BowdoinBowdoin CollegePolar Bears12/9Thomas Hall '25Luisa Louchheim '25
Sam Bonauto '25Elizabeth Kaplan '23
Jonathan Chance '23John Seider '22
Elizabeth Kaplan '23Jondall Norris '25
5TuftsTufts UniversityJumbos10/11Abbie Carlson '22Mallory Hood '22
Alexandra Talbot '22Leo Terry '25
Chloe Holder '23Hailey McKelvie '22
Connor Rosow '24Paige Tyler '22
6Roger WilliamsRoger Williams UniversityHawks 27/14Luke Hosek '24Izaiah Farr '23
Emmett Nevel '25Callum Robbins '22
Chase Reynolds '23Ruby Hope '25
Michaela ODonnell '24Ethan Snyder '25
7NortheasternNortheastern UniversityHuskies5/16Carter Brock '22Isabella Welch '25
Joshua Dillon '25Rob Brower '23
Will Priebe '24Jake Carlson '25
8VermontUniversity of VermontCatamounts2/19Audrey Commerford '25Lilia Hutchins '23
Gavin Sanborn '25Maddy Saffer '24
Elizabeth Amelotte '24Charles Morris '25
Grace Gear '23Madeline Kerr '23
Charles Morris '25
*Number of races won when tied teams met (2)
**Number of races won when tied teams met (1)