The Staake Team Race Trophy


Saturday, March 26:

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.

Sunday, March 27:

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.

Final Results

*1Rhode IslandUniversity of Rhode IslandRams15/5Aidan naughton '22Taylor Borges '22
Joshua Bartoszuk '25Joshua Bartoszuk '25
Parker Colantuono '22Sadie Thomas '25
Kerem Erkmen '25Edward Gary '22
Clare Laroche '23
**2MITMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyEngineers15/5John Ped '21Abigail VanLonkhuyzen '23
Sam Bruce '24Jeremy McCulloch '22
Maks Groom '24Maaya Prasad '22
Nicholas Abate '25
Julius Heitkoetter '25
Samantha Karlson '25
3NortheasternNortheastern UniversityHuskies13/7Adrian van der Wal '22Emma Cole '25
Ted Bjerregaard '23Abigail Thress '24
Caleb Niles '22Isabella Welch '25
Reid Wishner '24
4Boston UniversityBoston UniversityTerriers11/9Tyler Mowry '23Catherine Shakin '23
Micky Munns '23Madeline Stull '23
Elliott Mendenhall '25Trent Chismar '22
Chet Swanson '23
5VermontUniversity of VermontCatamounts5/15Connell Phillipps '23Caroline James '24
Ryan Hamilton '23Maura Duval '24
Nicholas Salvesen '22Sam Thompson '24
6Salve ReginaSalve Regina UniversitySeahawks1/19Alex Bowdler '22Frances Donahoe '24
Peter Cronin '22Caroline McNeil '22
Nils Tullberg '23Hannah Mailey '25
*Number of races won when tied teams met (3)
**Number of races won when tied teams met (1)