Co-ed Sailing Hosts, Wins Hood Trophy on Upper Mystic Lake

Juliana Testa crewed all of Tufts' B division races

MEDFORD – The Tufts University co-ed sailing team hosted and won the Hood Trophy on Upper Mystic Lake over the weekend.

The Jumbos won in convincing fashion. With 11 races competed in two divisions, Tufts compiled finishes totaling to 68 in A's and 45 in B's for a 113 final. They were 68 points ahead of second-place Boston University, which earned 85-96-181 totals.

The Tufts B division team of senior skippers Chris Keller and Florian Eenkema van Dijk along with sophomore crew Juliana Testa were the best dingy in the whole regatta. Their 45 score in 11 races was an average of fourth in each race. They won the final race after scoring as the runner-up in the second, third, sixth and 10th. Keller skippered the first through eighth races before van Dijk tok over in the ninth, 10th and 11th.

Tufts' A team consisted of senior skipper Jackson McCoy with freshman Taro Sochi and junior Emma Clutterbuck as crews. Clutterbuck crewed the third through 11th races after Sochi did the first two.

The Jumbos also had a second team in the event which placed third. The A division dinghy had freshman Charlie Hibben skippering with senior Sabrina Van Mell in the first through eighth races. Freshman Sam Merson skippered with junior Emily Calandrella as crew for the ninth through 11th A races. In B's, freshman Austin Freda skippered and junior Duke Saunders was crew.

Saturday was a great day on Upper Mystic Lake with North 10-20 giving way to 6-12 by the last set. Sunday saw very little wind. The teams arrived to North at 5, but just as the fleet got to the starting line, wind dropped to zero. Right at noon the wind filled in WNW at 2-4. Three races, with a couple postponements, ensued as the wind maxed at West four knots.