|Junior Ian Morgan crewed for Tufts' third-place B dingy|
THROGGS NECK, NY - Tufts University junior skipper Cam Holley with junior crew Ian Morgan placed third in B division as the co-ed sailing team finished 13th overall out of 18 teams at the Atlantic Coast Championship hosted by New York Maritime on Saturday and Sunday. The regatta was the last competition of the fall season for Jumbo Sailing.
Tufts compiled finishes totaling to 127 in A division and 72 in B's for a 199 total. They were 13 behind 12th-place St. Mary's (Md.), who scored 186. The Jumbos were 11 in front of the host SUNY Maritime Privateers, who came in 14th with a 210 score. Dartmouth won the championship with a 65-81-146 scoring line.
Holley and Morgan's 72 score tied for second place in B's, but they lost a head-to-head tie-breaker versus Navy. Both squads were just two points behind B-division winner Roger Williams, who posted a 70 score. The Jumbo duo won the second and eighth races, earned a second in the fifth and were third in the third start.
The Jumbos were 17th in A's. Junior Florian Eenkema van Dijk skippered the first eight races with senior Emily Shanley-Roberts as crew. Senior Alp Rodopman took over as skipper for the ninth and 10 races, with junior Sarah Bunney as crew. The Jumbos had a runner-up finish in the third race as their top A division showing.
Sailors arrived to New York Maritime Saturday morning to arctic conditions for the first day of racing, which started promptly at 10 a.m. in a 10 knot West-Northwest breeze that was very shifty. As the day went on the breeze faded, the current increased and the East River became unsailable. Racing was moved to the cove for race 7A and 7-8 B before the breeze completely shut off.
Conditions were chilly and still Sunday morning on the East River. Competitors were ready to go, but sat in postponement until 11:30 a.m. when a four knot East-Southeast breeze filled in down the river. The breeze filled enough to sail a few races before it shut off at 3 p.m.
Head coach Ken Legler's Jumbos will resume their 2017-18 season in March.