NEWPORT, R.I. – The Tufts University co-ed sailing team is in ninth place after day one of the Intercollegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) Eastern semifinals on Tuesday.
The top nine teams at the two-day semifinals which finishes on Wednesday move on to the finals to be held Thursday and Friday. A Western semifinal is also being contested at the site.
Over eight races in two divisions today, Tufts compiled scores of 72 in A's and 52 in B's for a 124 total. They are 21 ahead of 10th-place Fordham (145) for the ninth and final spot that would advance to the finals. The Jumbos are eight behind seventh-place Jacksonville (116) and six behind eighth-place Boston University (118).
The Jumbo pair of senior skipper Jackson McCoy and freshman crew George Sidamon-Eristoff are sixth in the B division after Tuesday's races. Six of their finishes were within the top nine including winning the fourth race and placing second in the seventh.
For A division, Tufts used senior skipper Cam Holley for the first through sixth races and classmate Chris Keller took over for the seventh and eighth races. Senior Ian Morgan crewed all eight races. Tufts finished well with a sixth and a third in the final two races to place eighth in the division.
St. Mary's College (Md.) leads after one day with a 45-33-78 scoring line, 12 in front of host Brown (42-48-90).
Day two of the semifinals on Wednesday begins at 10 am.