|John Duncan skippered Tufts' B division dinghy.|
NEW LONDON, Conn. – The Jumbo co-ed sailing team placed 15th out of 18 teams at the US Coast Guard Academy's Vietor Trophy on Saturday and Sunday.
Twelve races were competed in two divisions with Tufts accumulating finishes totaling to 136 in A division and 133 in B's for a 269 total. They were 43 ahead of 16th-place Salve Regina (312) and fell 18 behind 14th-place Massachusetts Maritime Academy (251).
Dartmouth won the regatta with a 59-42-101 scoring line.
Tufts' B dinghy of senior skipper John Duncan with sophomore crew Michaela Morris was 12th in their group. They had a best finish of fifth place in the fifth race. In A division, senior skipper Andrew Savage sailed with senior crew KK Newsham. They won the 10th race of their division and were 15th overall.
Saturday was a wild day on the Thames River as the breeze ranged from 10 to 30 knots, with the average in the mid-teens. Five races in A-Division and four races in B-Division were completed. Race 6A was abandoned when the leaders were at the gate due to a sustained 30+ knot puff. Sunday brought much more manageable conditions seven races in A as well as eight in B were finished up.