The sailing team traveled to Boston this past weekend to compete in its final regatta of the spring season.
At both days of the George Morris Trophy Intersectional, hosted by Boston University, sailors were greeted with sunny skies, light breezes and 80-degree temperatures.
Competing in FJs on the Charles River, Bowdoin sailors placed 10th overall in both A- and B-divisions, edging out Yale in a low-point tiebreaker. Though both teams ended the regatta with 170 points, the Polar Bears came out on top with a greater number of consistently high finishes.
"We sailed a young team at this event, and were able to move up a whole spot on Sunday," said Head Coach Frank Pizzo. "The event was a good stepping stone for next fall."
The Coast Guard Academy won the regatta, finishing with 67 points. Boston University finished second with 68 points.
In the A-division, sophomores Jeff Goodrich and Alex Takata rotated skippering duties, with Goodrich sailing on Saturday and Takata on Sunday. Ruthie Bodell '13 and Clare Henry '12 crewed. The consortium finished 12 overall in their division.
Meanwhile, first years Katie Doble and Sarah Fiske competed in B-division to post a ninth-place finish. Isabel Low '13 and Caitlin Beach '10 crewed on Saturday and Sunday, respectively.
"It took awhile for wind to fill in on Sunday, but the competition at the regatta was good," said Henry.
The team is already looking forward to the fall season, when it will replace its 10-year old Lark dinghies with a brand new fleet of FJs.