63rd Jan Friis Team Race


Saturday, March 23:

This regatta honors a former Tufts faculty adviser and used to be sailed in Larks on Upper Mystic Lake in Medford, MA. Previously a fleet racing regatta, the format was changed to team racing 1996. It is believed to be the 63rd running of the Jan Friis Trophy (I said that last year too but forgot about the Covid year). RWU has been hosting it since 2018 (and in 2015 when the Mystic was still frozen) in conditions that are gnarly more often than not, with no exception today.

Breeze started off in the high teens with higher gusts from the Southeast. By 3 pm it had moderated some. Current was going out for most of the day. The rain was non-stop and torrential at times. After race 11 there was major boat damage to one of the FJs and we had to substitute a fleet of 420s into the mix. Later, we had a couple of rigging failures that should have been resailed late in the day, but the wind was picking up again and we had to get the powerboats off the water before the expected 40 mph gusts arrived.

Many thanks to the umpire team who endured wind and serious rain to keep the racing fair: ChUmp John Mooney, Scott Booth, Jimmy Kennedy, George Higham, Brendon Scanlon, Mike Campbell, and Paul Gilman.

Emmett Nevel '25, Ruby Hope '25, and Tavia Smith '27 cranked out 44 races. Chase Reynolds '24 and Lexi Chigas '26 were warriors in the finish boat. Katie McGagh '26 was clutch on scoring. Thanks also to Joakim Karlsen for being the ICSA representative.

We'd also like to thank RWU marine sciences, Coast Guard, Brown, John Mooney, Michael Reuter, and Joakim Karlsen for lending their powerboats for the umpire team.

Sunday, March 24:

Racing cancelled due to expected freezing wind chill and big breeze.

Final Results

1Roger WilliamsRoger Williams UniversityHawks8/1Aidan Hoogland '24Hank Bailey '24
Carlos de Castro '26Jed Lory '27
Kyle Pfrang '26Michaela ODonnell '24
Carly Kiss '25
Peter Cotoia '26
Claire Buckley '25
2YaleYale UniversityBulldogs7/1Jack Egan '25Nathan Sih '25
Morgan Pinckney '27Carmen Berg '26
Teddy Nicolosi '24Jessi Avila-Shah '25
Stephan Baker '26Ashley Highland '27
Ximena Escobar '25
*3TuftsTufts UniversityJumbos5/4Ben Mueller '26Nicolas Echarte '25
Trevor Davis '24William Eykyn '25
Wyatt Bischoff '27Henry Tindall '25
Leo Terry '25
Celia Byrne '24
Cindy Wang '25
**4HarvardHarvard UniversityCrimson5/4Robby Meek '27Marbella Marlo '24
Lachlain McGranahan '24Xavier Ayala Vermont '27
Justin Callahan '26Matthew Cabot '24
Mitchell Callahan '26Aidan Pesce '26
Kennedy Leehealey '26
JJ Drummond '27
b5Coast GuardU. S. Coast Guard AcademyBears5/4Colman Schofield '25Laura Slovensky '25
Daniel Unangst '24Lauren O'Neill '24
Nicholas Reeser '25Jin Johnson '24
Charles Pohl '26
Daniel Neville '25
6MITMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyEngineers4/5Maks Groom '24Matthew Elliott '24
Sam Bruce '24Wendy Wu '23
Robert Ulmer '27Max Katz-Christy '25
Julius Heitkoetter '25Jemma Schroder '24
Julius Heitkoetter '25
Yitian Zhu '25
c7BrownBrown UniversityBears3/5Guthrie Braun '26Caroline Keeffe-Jones '26
Liam O'Keefe '26Emily Mueller '25
Connor Nelson '24Cam Spriggs '27
Savannah Young '25
Vera Allen '27
c7StanfordStanford UniversityCardinal3/5Michelle Lahrkamp '23Lucas Woodworth '27
Vanessa Lahrkamp '26Gwendolyn Donahue '24
Thomas Sitzmann '27Ellie Harned '26
Reade Decker '27
Grace Austin '24
Alice Schmid '27
9Boston CollegeBoston CollegeEagles3/6Peter Busch '26Chip Kreuzkamp '24
Peter Joslin '26Jack Redmond '26
Michael Kirkman '25Lourdes Gallo '24
Sara Schumann '25
Matt Budington '25
10Rhode IslandUniversity of Rhode IslandRams0/8Kerem Erkmen '25Miles Bailey '25
Henry Lee '24Abbie Chipps '25
Tyler Nash '26Eric Pohl '28
Sadie Thomas '25
*Number of races won when tied teams met (2)
**Number of races won when tied teams met (1)
bNumber of races won when tied teams met (0)
cTie stands