In the wake of its first-ever trip to the national championship last season, the sailing team opened up its fall season last weekend with an impressive series of finishes in five different meets.

At the Harry Anderson Trophy at Yale—the top-tier coed sailing event of the weekend—the boat sailed by Jack McGuire ’17 and Charlotte Williamson ’15 teamed up with Michael Croteau ’15 and Paige Speight ’16 to finish fourth out of 18 teams, the best result Bowdoin has ever achieved in the event. 

At the Toni Deutsch Regatta, held at MIT, the women’s team placed fifth out of 14 teams. Courtney Koos ’16, Frances Jimenez ’16, Mimi Paz ’17, and Julia Rew ’17 had to battle through tough wind conditions but still navigated their way to a top-five result.

The team continued to show off its depth at the FJ Invitational at Harvard. Phil Koch ’15, Jade Willey ’17, Louis Frumer ’18, and Emily Salitan ’16 dominated the event, taking first place with ease.

The Polar Bears had their worst result of the weekend at Maine Maritime in the Philip Harman Cup. Although they placed second to last in the eight-team field, Bowdoin’s team was only a few points behind the six steams to whom they lost to, and even managed to win the last race of the regatta. Two different boats also competed at Maine Maritime in the Penobscot Bay Open, finishing sixth out of 18 competing schools. 

The team hopes to continue to build on last season’s historic finish in meets at Dartmouth, MIT, Boston College, and the University of Vermont tomorrow.