The sailing team finished its spring season at the Morris Trophy, hosted by BU, with a squad composed entirely of underclassmen. Coach Frank Pizzo called the event "a preview of next year's team."

Sailors were kept off the water for most of Saturday, though, by a suspicious package on the Cambridge side of the Charles River. Police remotely detonated the package, which turned out to be a lab shipment that was delivered to the wrong address.

"The bomb scare was unprecedented in my entire sailing career," said Pete Edmunds '14.

After the dramatic delay, only two races were sailed in each division on Saturday. Edmunds, with crew Kim Dempsey '14, finished fifth and ninth in A division, with Katie Doble '13 and Isabel Low '13 earning fifth and 10th in B division. The team sat in seventh overall at the end of the day.

"The Charles River gods were smiling on us," said Doble.

Sunday sailing was much smoother, and an additional six races were sailed in both divisions. The Polar Bears sent in a fresh group of sailors to allow everyone to enjoy competition and the legendary spring weekend. In A division, Jimmy Rohman '13 and Madison Rex '14 sailed to 13th place with a high score of fifth in their final race. In B division, Tom Peabody '14 and Ayaka Okawa '14 started the day with a fourth place finish, but were unable to match that score for the rest of the day.

"It was a typical day on the Charles, very puffy," said Okawa, referring to the notoriously hard to read wind on the river.

The combined efforts of the eight Polar Bears put the team in 12th, a mere two points behind Harvard, at the competitive intersectional regatta. Bowdoin was one of the only teams fielding younger players, so its good performance promises an exciting sailing season in the fall.