10th at Schell Trophy for NEISA Fall Championship

10th at Schell Trophy for NEISA Fall Championship

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(11/2/11)--The Sailing Team finished 10th out of 18 teams at the Schell Trophy hosted by MIT this past weekend. The Schell Trophy not only serves as the New England Fall Championship, it is also where teams can earn berths to the Atlantic Coast Championship (top 7) and Atlantic Coast Tournament (8-15).

With the season's first Nor'Easter approaching, Saturday was a cold and rainy day on the Charles River. Races were sailed in northeasterly breeze that ranged from 5 to 20 knots with the river's typical unpredictable shifts. Twelve races per division were completed, leaving sailors tired after a long day on the water. On Sunday, sailors were greeted with snow in their boats but sunshine in the forecast. A northwesterly at 5 to 15 knots provided more excitment for the remaining six races per division.

As always at the Schell Trophy, the scores were incredibly tight all weekend. Coast Guard shifted positions after almost every race, in a range from as high as 5th to as low as 15th. At the end of the weekend they found themselves in a battle for the top-10 with a few other schools but out of a qualifying position for the Atlantic Coast Championship.

Sophomore Bradley Milliken and seniors Amanda Hamlet and Matthew Stroebel finishined 14th in A-Division with 183 points. Sophomores William Howard and Jaimie Chicoine along with Stroebel finished 8th in B-Division with 152 points. The team combined for 335 points.

Dartmouth College won the event with 226 points, just two points ahead of Harvard who finished 2nd with 228. Yale rounded out the top-3 with 230 points.

At the Nickerson Trophy for the Freshman New England Championship hosted by Connecticut College, the young team of Bears finished 6th out of 11 teams. Sailing for Coast Guard were Dylan Finneran, Liz Runci, Bradley Brown, and Jennifer Lane.