A shifty light breeze from the SW to the NW at 4-10 knots made for interesting and challenging team race conditions on the Charles River. Two round robins were completed for the six teams vieing for the last two berths in the NE Team Race Championship in two weeks. Racing was conducted by Lucinda Charles with her first mate Fran calling the starting line. Oaklin Keefe organized finish boat and updated Tech score as the event proceeded. Gloria Kevliciute and Trevor Long were busy officiating as umpires throughout the day and did a wonderful job. Wally Corwin kept everything organized ashore.
Racing is tight with MIT and Northeastern tied at an 8-2 record with the Terriers from BU one win behind at 7-3. Tomorrow should bring fresh westerly breezes and the competitors will complete two more round robins with the potential to sail off for ties if time allows.
Ideal Spring Team racing conditions with a 12-20 knot WNW breeze let the six teams rumble all afternoon on the Charles River in the colorful FJs of MIT. URI sailed super consistently and didn't lose a match all day long to come back and win the Staake Trophy with a tie record of 15-5 along with the MIT Engineers. The Rhody Rams team of Aidan Naughton '22, Taylor Borges '22, Joshua Bartoszuk '25, Sadie Thomas '25, Parker Colantuono '22 and Clare Laroche '23 will be back next weekend along with the MIT squad for the Lynne Marchiando Trophy and the NE Championship Len Fowle Trophy on the following weekend.
Everyone was fortunate to have Oaklin Keefe on scoring along with MIT's Wally Corwin handling the dock side of things. Special thanks to Gloria Kevliciute, Nick Sertl, Sophie Hibben and Will Bailey who volunteered their day to make instantaneous calls as umpires. Their service made for a very special event with justice on the spot. Lucy Charles ripped off the races and begged for snacks between rounds, too.
|*||1||University of Rhode Island||Rams||15/5||Aidan naughton '22||Taylor Borges '22|
|Joshua Bartoszuk '25||Joshua Bartoszuk '25|
|Parker Colantuono '22||Sadie Thomas '25|
|Kerem Erkmen '25||Edward Gary '22|
|Clare Laroche '23|
|**||2||Massachusetts Institute of Technology||Engineers||15/5||John Ped '21||Abigail VanLonkhuyzen '23|
|Sam Bruce '24||Jeremy McCulloch '22|
|Maks Groom '24||Maaya Prasad '22|
|Nicholas Abate '25|
|Julius Heitkoetter '25|
|Samantha Karlson '25|
|3||Northeastern University||Huskies||13/7||Adrian van der Wal '22||Emma Cole '25|
|Ted Bjerregaard '23||Abigail Thress '24|
|Caleb Niles '22||Isabella Welch '25|
|Reid Wishner '24|
|4||Boston University||Terriers||11/9||Tyler Mowry '23||Catherine Shakin '23|
|Micky Munns '23||Madeline Stull '23|
|Elliott Mendenhall '25||Trent Chismar '22|
|Chet Swanson '23|
|5||University of Vermont||Catamounts||5/15||Connell Phillipps '23||Caroline James '24|
|Ryan Hamilton '23||Maura Duval '24|
|Nicholas Salvesen '22||Sam Thompson '24|
|6||Salve Regina University||Seahawks||1/19||Alex Bowdler '22||Frances Donahoe '24|
|Peter Cronin '22||Caroline McNeil '22|
|Nils Tullberg '23||Hannah Mailey '25|
|*||Number of races won when tied teams met (3)|
|**||Number of races won when tied teams met (1)|