Despite shifty conditions, the Bowdoin A-division team of Viktor Bolmgren '11 and Coco Sprague '11 finished 10th out of 18 at the Hatch Brown Trophy Intersectional.

The performance by Sprague and Bolmgren at their regatta, held at MIT, was the highlight of the weekend, during which Bowdoin Sailing competed in four different regattas, taking place in New Hampshire, Vermont, and Massachusetts.

Overall, the combined divisions at the Hatch Brown Trophy came in 18th out of 20 at the event.

The women's team of Doria Cole '09, Erin Taylor '09, Charlotte Williams '10, and Laura Heyl '10 spent the weekend at Dartmouth competing in the Mrs. Hurst Bowl.

The Mrs. Hurst Bowl hosted 18 of the top teams around the country, according to Head Coach Frank Pizzo.

The women placed 12th out of 18, finishing fewer than 10 points shy of the top 10 teams.

"The women's team this fall has the potential to become nationally ranked very soon," Pizzo said.

A third co-ed team of Bowdoin sailors competed in FJs at the Lake Champlain Open hosted by the University of Vermont, where they fought through southerly breezes and choppy conditions to a 13th place finish in a fleet of 15 teams.

"The team at Lake Champlain struggled a bit in the breeze and waves but was able to improve throughout the regatta," said Pizzo.

Bowdoin also sent a group of first years to a freshman symposium at Tufts University.

The two-day conference was designed to introduce first years to the world of collegiate sailing.

"Tufts was really interesting because we were sailing with people that we will be competing with for the next four years, and we got to see how some of the other schools' first years looked," said skipper Katherine McNeil '12.

"At the symposium, the longtime Tufts coach, Ken Legler, offered valuable speed and boat handling tips for all the different collegiate dinghies," said Pizzo. "Our first-year squad was able to gain a great deal of experience from this weekend."

This weekend, the sailing team will compete at the Loder Trophy at UNH and the Hood Trophy at Tufts.