|Talia Toland skippered in A division for Tufts|
ST. MARY'S CITY, Md. – The Jumbo women's sailing team placed ninth out of 17 teams at the first Showcase Regatta hosted by St. Mary's College of Maryland on Saturday and Sunday.
Featuring many of the top teams in the country, the event had two divisions which contested nine races each. The Jumbos compiled scores of 81 in A's and 92 in B's for a 173 final score. They were 17 behind eighth-place Stanford (156) and 17 in front of host St. Mary's and Bowdoin, who were tied for 10th (190).
Hobart & William Smith won the regatta convincingly with 17 in A's and 39 in B's for a 56 total. Second-place MIT compiled an 82 final score.
Saturday was very difficult due to light air conditions. What breeze there was came from the N/NE. On Sunday, after a couple races in a light North/Northeasterly, the breeze died and the fleet went in for an early lunch break. B division went back out on the water first and the race committee chased the wind around the dial trying to set up a course. Finally, a beautiful southerly filled at 1:30 long enough to get to nine races.