Co-ed Sailing Finishes Season with 12th at New England Championship

Cam Holley skippered Tufts to a win in the second B race

CRANSTON, R.I. – The Tufts University co-ed sailing team finished 12th out of 18 teams at the New England Intercollegiate Sailing Association Championship hosted by Brown on Saturday and Sunday. Only the top eight teams advance to the national championship semi-finals.

Two divisions of racing featured 14 starts in each over the two days. The Jumbos compiled finishes totaling to 145 in A's and 130 in B's for a 275 final score. Tufts won a head-to-head tie-breaker over Connecticut College for 12th place. The Jumbos' 275 score was 12 points behind 11th-place Harvard (263).

Boston College won the New England title with 88-61-149 scores. They along with Roger Williams, Dartmouth, Coast Guard, Rhode Island, Yale, MIT and Boston University will compete in the national semi-finals in Virginia in late May.

Tufts was 11th in B division over the weekend with a number of pairs racing. Junior Cam Holley skippered the first through seventh starts, junior Jackson McCoy took over for the eighth through 12th, and graduate student Alp Rodopman handled the 13th and 14th. As crews, Tufts had junior Ian Morgan for the first through 10th races, sophomore Emily Calandrella for the 11th and 12th and junior Sarah Bunney in the 13th and 14th. Holley and Morgan won the second B race of the regatta, Rodopman and Bunney placed second in the 14th start and McCoy with Morgan were third in the eighth round.

The Jumbos were 12th in the A division. Junior Florian Eenkema van Dijk skippered for the first through 12th races with junior Jack Bitney handling the 13th and 14th. Senior Emily Shanley-Roberts crewed the first through ninth and 11th through 18th starts. Bunney was on board for the 10th. Van Dijk and Shanley-Roberts won in the sixth A race.

This concludes the racing season for the 2017-18 Tufts co-ed team.

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