The sailing team continued a successful fall campaign last weekend, competing in four important regattas in preparation for the fall championships this upcoming weekend.

At Boston University's Crew's Regatta, Phil Koch '15 and Madison Rex '14 placed third in the A division, while the team of Isabel Low '13 and Katharine O'Brien '12 placed fourth in the B division.

Nearby, Bowdoin placed fourth in the team-racing Horn Trophy, hosted by Harvard.

The team was also represented at the Rhode Island State Championships at Salve Regina University.

The four-person team of captain Jeff Goodrich '12, Peter Edmunds '14, Clare Henry '12, and Mae Speight '13 placed 11th in the A division of the 23-team regatta.

The Polar Bears had more success in the B division, as Kaylee Schwitzer '15 and Ayaka Okawa '14 teamed up to tie the University of Vermont for sixth place.

Finally, Bowdoin hosted the Freshman Intersectional at Bethel Point with the aim of giving first year sailors competitive experience.

Michael Croteau and Elise Engquist placed fifth in the A division, as did Lizzy Hamilton and Charlotte Williamson in the B division.

Head Coach Frank Pizzo is looking forward to this weekend's fall championships, when the team will travel far and wide to compete.

On Saturday, the women will sail in the Atlantic Coast Championship held at SUNY Maritime. The coed squad will also compete, heading to Florida to sail in the Atlantic Coast Tournament.

Pizzo was particularly excited about the women's recent success.

"For the women, this is the first time in 10 years or so that we qualified for this event," he added. "It demonstrates that the women can be a top-eight team in New England, which puts us in the hunt for qualifying for nationals this spring. It is important that the teams end a successful fall season on a good note so that we can carry that momentum into our spring season."

-Compiled by Peter Davis.