|Jackson McCoy skippered Tufts to second place in B division|
NEW LONDON, Conn. – The Tufts co-ed sailing team was 10th of 20 teams at the wind-shortened Danmark Trophy hosted by Coast Guard over the weekend.
Only five races were started in two divisions. Tufts' finishes totaled to 66 in A's and 28 in B's for a 94 final. They were six behind Dartmouth and Harvard (88), who tied for eighth. Tufts won its own head-to-head tie-breaker over College of Charleston to take 10th.
Stanford came across the country to race and went home with a win after 17-46-63 scores.
Saturday began in a great northerly with very little current. As the day got warmer, the wind decreased. Two races per division were completed before the river glassed over for the next several hours. Two more A-Division races and one B-Division race were completed late in the day when the northerly returned, this time with significant current.
On Sunday the northerly allowed for two B-Division races and one A-Division race to be completed. After a long delay on shore, a northwest-west-southwest breeze filled around 1 pm in which the Race Committee made several attempts to start races, but it wasn't meant to be.