|Ansgar Jordan skippered Tufts to a B division victory.|
CAMBRIDGE – The Tufts co-ed sailing team was the runner-up at the 19-team Hatch Brown Trophy hosted by MIT on the Charles River Saturday and Sunday. In three divisions of racing, Tufts finished just three points behind regatta winner Yale.
The Jumbos actually overtook the Bulldogs in Sunday racing, but a protest didn't go their way and Yale took away the trophy.
In 15 races across the three divisions, Tufts accumulated a score of 269 compared to 266 by Yale. The two teams were far ahead of the field, with third-place MIT finishing at 320.
Tufts won the B division races with sophomore skipper Ansgar Jordan and junior crew Maria Brush, scoring 65. They had just one finish worse than ninth and won the 13th start. They won B's by a 22-point margin over Bowdoin.
The Jumbos scored 108 in A division, placing fourth. Sophomore skipper Samuel Merson sailed with junior Juliana Testa (races 1-8) and senior Emily Calandrella (9-18) as crews. They won the first race of the regatta and were second in the last, in addition to a second in the ninth.
Sophomore skipper Alex Fasolo and senior crew Duke Saunders guided Tufts to third place in C division (96). They won the seventh and 12th races.