The Rams were very busy this weekend with 6 events plus the annual Alumni Regatta. Despite being spread thin, the Rams had a great weekend. The Lady Rams were at Yale for the Yale Women’s Interconference which was the second major women’s event of the fall following the Stu Nelson where the Lady Rams were 3rd. Cool and blustery conditions prevailed all weekend with the direction moving from W to N and huge shifts all the time. On Sunday snow showers reminded everyone that the seasons were changing. Yale now has both Z420s and FJs so both divisions were on the water.
Coast Guard was really on this weekend, winning both divisions but the Lady Rams were hot on their heels throughout with Rachel and Hannah continuing their terrific performance with a 2nd in A division, 23 points ahead of 3rd. Sarah and Marisa in B keep getting better and finished 3rd in B. The Lady Rams are for real!
In other action, the coed Rams got the win at the B level Great Herring Pond Trophy at Mass Maritime. Brendan Read ’19 and Sarah Morin ’18 got the win in A with Peter Girard ’18 and Jack Hurley ’18 3rd in B. This was the first win for any Ram team at a trophy event this season.
Our squad at the New England Match Racing Championships were a bad jibe away from advancing to the semifinals and ended 7th in the 8 team field. Matt Coughlin, Matt Wordell and Elizabeth Durgin did a very commendable job with little opportunity to practice.
The Providence College Invite drew 18 teams and the Rams finished a very solid 2nd behind Brown. The Rams sailed different sailors each day with Kim Morecraft ’18, Zack Valerio ’17, Jimmy Gieseke ’18 and Ryan Geib ’19 on Saturday and Sam Rush ’19, Ryan Geib ’19, Cam Tougas ’17, and Ian Nannig ’19 on Sunday. Lots of freshmen are getting into the action and doing a good job.
On Saturday the Rams were at MIT for a FJ/Firefly Invite. The Rams grabbed another 2nd at this one with more freshman and sophomores who keep getting better every day. Dakota Northrup ’19 and Lauren Oliveira ’19 were 2nd in A and Karel Mailloux-Kuz ’18 and Ellis Havelock ’18 were 6th in B.
On Sunday the Rams struggled a bit to put a team racing squad together for the Lane at Tufts. Without any team racing practice, expectations were low and the Rams ended at the bottom of the field, but did get valuable team racing experience.