Fall 2014 – Week 2 Report

September 29, 2014

The Rams had a last moment opportunity to add the Hatch Brown Intersectional at MIT and jumped at it as it was going to be the best event of the week. The Hatch is a 3 division event AND we were already in the Nevins at Kings Point, another 3 division affair, so we were challenged.The ladies were at The Mrs. Hurst at Dartmouth and we were also in the first ever event at Sacred Heart in Bridgeport, CT.

We sent Caleb Armstrong with Elizabeth Durgin, Rachel Bryer with freshman Hannah Scanlon, and Sam Cushing with freshman Jack Hurly to the Hatch Brown. The weather was beautiful and the breeze was DIFFICULT. S-W with everything in between at any moment summed it up. There were some brief periods of full power plus and even subbed Matt Gibbs in for a few breezy races, but there were lots of parking lots, too. Caleb and Elizabeth won the first and last races and were solid in between to finish 3rd in A. Very nice! The Rams had less success in B and C, finishing 13th and 12th leaving the team in 11th.

Our 2nd team headed for the Nevins. Patrick Penwell in A, Brad Carvalho in B, and freshman Max Rohr in the Lasers. The Nevins had the big guns from MAISA in attendance and were took a few lumps to finish 14th in the 20 boat field based on Saturday’s races. Sunday was windless.

The Lady Rams at the Hurst had the most breeze. Kaity Norton and Sarah Hermus with Danielle Arpino and Sarah Leonard crewing shared A. Both struggled throughout. Christina Lewis started with Molly Lucyk in B and was joined by Arpino who switched from A as the breeze built. They did a great job, finishing a very close 5th in B, only 2 points out of 3rd.

The Sacred Heart event was a great opportunity for two freshman skippers, Lucy Jones and Josh LeClue to sail their first event and they didn’t disappoint. Lucy was sailing with sophomore Marisa Decollibus and Josh was joined Julia Elson, another sophomore who has just joined the team. These Rams won the event decisively. Nice going!

The Rams are coming together, but we are going to have to work hard for every position and every event. It’s a great challenge.

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