Maine Maritime Academy sailing travelled to Burlington, Vermont and Larchmont, New York this past weekend.
Mott Blair, Owen White, Olivia Mitchell, and David Estes were the four Mariner dinghy sailors that traveled to Burlington, Vermont to compete in the Callagy Ross Trophy hosted by the University of Vermont. Saturday brought lighter winds but choppy waters on Lake Champlain, a brutal combination for anyone unused to those conditions. Blair and Mitchell each sailed well given the challenging conditions, with Blair notching first and third place. Winds continued to diminish throughout the day, leveling the playing field, allowing Mitchell to score her high of 11th. On Sunday, much waiting for wind to fill led to one final race, before the regatta was completed.
Corinne Poitras, Conlon Ranta, Thomas Dugan, Thomas McClellan, Courtney King, Alex Drago, Cole Cleveland, and Elijah Gass were the Mariner keelboat sailors who travelled to Larchmont, New York to compete in the Larchmont Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta hosted by Larchmont Yacht Club. Sailing in the Maritime Division in J/44s, Maine Maritime sailors were not fazed by the light winds that plagued the rest of the Northeast, with easily the best boat speed in the minimal breeze. Struggles for others to get the boat of the line on Saturday meant the Mariners finished day one in third place. Sunday brought even lighter winds, with only one race was completed, leaving the Mariners just one point out of first place.
Mariners sailing continues its season on Saturday, October 19, and Sunday, October 20, with the dinghy sailors heading to the Peak Foliage Regatta, hosted by the University of New Hampshire. The keelboat sailors will be heading to the MacMillan Cup, hosted by the Naval Academy.