Last weekend, the Middlebury Panthers traveled to Boston, MA to compete in the Savin Hill Central Series at Boston College’s venue.
Jade Forsberg, Rebecca Freeman, Ellen Sartorelli, Lexie Lessing, and Nick Jaczko made the trip to Savin Hill Yacht Club on a cold, breezy Saturday only to have races called off for the day. Winds were blowing a steady 17-20kts from the unprotected North East, with gusts hitting 30kts!
After finally getting the call at 1:30pm that races were cancelled for the day, the team traveled into a busy downtown Boston. The city was preparing for the infamous Boston Marathon on Monday, with many streets closed to car traffic and the remaining streets teeming with pedestrians and tourists.
Sunday offered more favorable sailing conditions, with 5-10kts coming from the East/Southeast. The Panthers had many solid starts and improved with each race. A tough outgoing tide made for frustrating racing conditions as the wind began to taper off around noon. Full scores from the regatta can be found here.
This weekend, the team travels to Yale to compete for the Reed Trophy, a women-only qualifying event. In addition, a coed group of sailors will be traveling to Boston University to compete for the George Morris Trophy, an inter-conference regatta featuring schools from MAISA, SAISA, and PCCSC. Best of luck to our sailors!