Maine Maritime Academy Sailors Mott Blair (Baldhead Island, N.C.), Owen White (Falmouth, Maine),Luke Healy (Cleveland, Ohio), andAugust Campbell traveled to Massachusetts Maritime Academy to compete in the Spring Dinghy Tournament. The top two teams from this event qualify for the New England Coed Championship—the qualifier for the National Championship.
This all-freshmen team sailed remarkably consistently in very difficult breeze, with conditions ranging from 0-15kts, and inconsistent direction on both days. The Mariners finished second, behind Massachusetts Maritime Academy—qualifying MMA for a spot at the New England Championship, the team's first berth at this event since 2012. The top nine teams from the New England Championship qualify for semifinals, the next round in the Nationals path.
The Mariners will travel to MIT next weekend to compete in the Oberg Trophy.