85th Boston Dinghy Club Challenge Cup


Saturday, April 22:

A raw east wind at 12-18 knots gave the competitors some fantastic sailing conditions for the 85th Boston Dinghy Club Challenge Cup. The Roger Williams Hawks seem to be putting on a clinic as they have a 44 point margin over the Harvard Crimson in second place. With ten races completed in all three divisions the sailors have four races remaining in all divisions for tomorrow.

Carter Brock, Wally Corwin and Dan Tucker were on hand to assist sailors with tiller extension universal joints which needed swapping out before they actually broke. Racing was almost non-stop all day with the thirty races rolling seamlessly from one to another. Expert mark tweaking by MIT's Matt Lindblad and Harvard's MIke O'Connor, who also finished all the races, made the regatta flow along without interruptions.

This weekend marks the last weekend of running intercollegiate sailboat races as MIT's Sailing Master for Franny Charles along with his assistant Miss Lucy. MIT is fortunate to have Matt Lindblad taking over as the fifth Director in the 87 year history of the sailing program at MIT.

Sunday, April 23:

Soggy conditions with a light east wind brought fickle wind with pulses from the NE and E throughout the day at 3-10 knots. Racing was particularly tight all afternoon with Roger Williams running away wih the victory with a 57 point margin of victory. Harvard Sailing hauled in their river rivals from MIT to finish out in second place overall. The Hawks winning team members were: A Division Aidan Hoogland '24 and Molly Matthews '23: B Division Carlos de Castro '26 and Carly Kiss '25: C Division Kyle Pfrang '26 with Julia O'Connor '24 and Oliver Stokke '26.

It all looked easy with experts Mike O'Connor and Emily Haig tweaking buoys. Our legendary dockstaff of Wally Corwin, Carter Brock and Dan Tucker kept everything flowing smoothly at the pavilion and the boats worked flawlessly.

Many pics from Saturday taken by Dave Curtis may be viewed at this link- https://hdfaphotography.shootproof.com/gallery/15980041/

Franny Charles, MIT Sailing Master

Score summary

1Roger WilliamsHawks1074697250
4Rhode IslandRams76100137313
5Boston UniversityTerriers97129107333
6Boston CollegeEagles12713572334
8DartmouthBig Green109128139376
9BowdoinPolar Bears11698164378
11TulaneGreen Wave179101130410
*13Coast GuardBears114142165421
17South FloridaBulls198214208620
18Washington CollegeShoremen162247217626
19Christopher NewportCaptains212203214629
*Head-to-head tiebreaker

Score history

The following chart shows the relative rank of the teams as of the race indicated. Note that the races are ordered by number, then division, which may not represent the order in which the races were actually sailed.

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