Week 5 Report – Moody Trophy / Storm Trysail Intercollegiate

November 5, 2014

The Moody Trophy, our biggest home event of the year and a major intersectional, drew an impressive array of teams from across the country.  The competition was excellent, but the weather definitely was not.  Saturday began cloudy but rapidly morphed into a cold rain.  Fortunately the northerly wind was excellent and the racing was outstanding.  Sunday was beautiful with the off set sunbathing on Gardiner Island.  It was a northerly again, gradually diminishing.  More great racing.  Lots of action with 10 races in each division for the event.

The Rams, with Caleb Armstrong / Elizabeth Durgin in A and Matt Coughlin / Kaity Norton in B,  finished 9th in the 18 team field, improving from 11th last year.  Roger Williams was hot on Sunday and pulled out the win.  Matt and Kaity were a solid 5th in B and are showing great improvement this season.

In other action, the Rams were in Larchmont for the Storm Trysail Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta.  Team Captain Matt Wordell was the skipper of the 8 person team.  They were competing in the J/109 One-Design class and finished a very solid 4th in the 13 boat field, winning the last race.

In other action, the Rams were at Bowdoin for the Barnett Trophy, finishing  9th in the 14 team field and at Roger Williams for a Southern Series invite finishing 5th in the 17 team field.

 

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