ENFIELD, N.H.--The second ranked women's sailing team won the Mrs. Hurst Bowl hosted by Dartmouth University for the fourth year in a row. The win comes only a week after the Bears took home the Yale Women's Interconference, making for back to back weekends as the overall winner on the women's circuit.
Light air that was unfit for racing plagued most of the 2017 Mrs. Hurst Bowl. The race committee was only able to run two races per division on Saturday, all of which were in wind less than four knots. On Sunday, competitors had to wait until 2pm before the wind filled. Three additional races per division were sailed before the 3pm cutoff time.
With only ten total races sailed, the top three teams finished neck and neck, with the last few yards to the finish line in the final race determining the winner. Coast Guard squeaked out the win on a tie break with Dartmouth College. Both schools had 57 points. Brown University finished just one point behind in third.
Next weekend the Bears travel to MIT and Harvard for the Erwin Schell Trophy and the Women's Victorian Coffee Urn respectively. Both events will qualify teams to the Atlantic Coast Championships later in November.