This past weekend finally saw some seasonally appropriate sailing conditions across New England. Panthers sailed in the Priddy Trophy at Sacred Heart on Saturday, and the OToole Trophy at Mass Maritime on Sunday. The Priddy was sailed as the New England Freshmen Championship. Middlebury sent two teams racing in a single division, represented by Allie White, Mollie Ockene, Anna Spiro and Hanna Mass, all from the class of 2021. They placed 5th and 9th.
On Sunday, Nick Jaczko, Valeria Vahkitova, Vick Xu and Gaby Beaulieu sailed at Mass Maritime under shifty wind conditions. They finished in 11th place through 5 races per division, facing strong competition.
Next weekend will be very busy and see Middlebury competing at the NE Dinghy Championship at Brown, Little 3 at Wesleyan, and an invite at UVM.