|George Sidamon-Eristoff was one of three Jumbo crews.|
BRISTOL, R.I. – The Tufts University co-ed sailing team placed ninth out of 10 teams at the annual Friis Trophy hosted by Roger Williams on Sunday.
The team racing event was originally scheduled for both days on the weekend, but too much wind on Saturday canceled racing. Sunday conditions were perfect for team racing as it was sunny and warm with flat water and a decent breeze. A shifty SW breeze prevailed and a 45-race round robin was completed and the competition finished up with two sail-offs to break the ties for the trophy positions.
Tufts finished with a 3-6 record in the round robin. Wins came against Stanford, MIT and Fordham, while the Jumbos lost to Yale, Boston College, Bowdoin, Roger Williams, Dartmouth and Boston University. They had their best showing against Stanford with finishes of first, second and fourth. They recorded 1-2-5 efforts versus MIT and Fordham.
The Jumbos tied with Fordham and Bowdoin, all with 3-6 records, but were last of the three in the tie-breaker of total points scored when tied teams met.
Yale (8-2) beat host RWU (7-3) to win the tie-breaker for first place and Dartmouth (7-3) trumped Stanford (6-4) in the sail off for third place.
Sailing for the Jumbos was senior skipper Jackson McCoy with freshman crew George Sidamon-Eristoff, senior skipper Christopher Keller with junior crew Emma Clutterbuck and senior skipper Cameron Holley with senior crew Ian Morgan.
The Friis regatta honors former Tufts faculty adviser Jan Friis, and was previously sailed in Larks on Upper Mystic Lake in Medford.