Dartmouth Competes at Yale, Hosts Captain Hurst Bowl

Mon Oct 16, 2017

HANOVER, N.H. – The Dartmouth sailing team hosted the annual Captain Hurst Bowl over the weekend, while part of the squad was competing in the Yale Women’s Regatta.

In Hanover, 17 teams joined the Big Green to race. Yale took first place with a total of 134 points, with a stellar 30-point win in the division-B race. Dartmouth came in second with 173 points and Roger Williams University 175. 

Racing for the Big Green at home were Christopher Williford, Rebecca McElvain, Duncan Williford, Paige Clarke, Erik Weis, Eloise Burn and Taggart Bonham. The regatta is hosted in Hanover each year to honor the late Captain William J. Hurst, who was the volunteer head coach of the Dartmouth sailing teams from 1968-1993. During his tenure coaching the Big Green, his teams had won four national championships and in 1999 he was inducted into the Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association of North America Hall of Fame. 

In New Haven, Connecticut, members of the team competed in the all-female race for the Yale Women’s regatta. Sophia Diserio, Lisa Genthner, Emma White, Peninah Benjamin and Audrey Giblin traveled to represent Dartmouth and came out with a first-place finish in the division-B race, taking third place overall with 126 points. The U.S. Coast Guard Academy won the regatta with 114 points and Brown came in second with 122. 

The team will return to the water this weekend, hosting the Mrs. Hurst Bowl, and sending members of the squad to Brown to compete in the Hoyt Trophy.