NEW LONDON, Conn - Coast Guard entered two teams in the Vietor Trophy, contested on home waters. The coed team finished second and the women's team finished fifth in a field of eighteen teams from across New England.
Saturday brought extreme conditions with a winter storm that was moving through the region. The wind average ranged from 15-20 knots with gusts into the mid-30s. Despite the trying conditions, five A-Division races and four B-Division races were completed. On Sunday, the morning started with a nice westerly that slowly faded. Soon, however, a sea breeze developed, providing for near perfect racing for the final four races in each division. A total of twelve races per division were completed.
Coast Guard's two A-Division boats finished within the top three. Madelynn Widmeier and Anna Maria Vaccaro finished second with 69 points. Andrew Widmeier and Casey Gale finished third with 79 points.
The coed team finished with a total of 135 points and second overall. The women tallied 203 points for fifth overall.
Dartmouth College won the 2019 Vietor Trophy with 101 points.