Big Green Takes First in Oberg Trophy, Second in Mrs. Hurst

Mon Oct 23, 2017

HANOVER, N.H. – The Dartmouth sailing team competed in three regattas over the weekend, including hosting the Mrs. Hurst Bowl at Mascoma Lake. 

Representing the Big Green at the Mrs. Hurst Bowl were Emma White, Sophia Diserio, Lisa Genthner, Audrey Giblin and Peninah Benjamin. Dartmouth took second place with 57 points, while the U.S. Coast Guard Academy won the regatta in the same amount of points and Brown came in third with 58. A tie-breaker decided U.S.C.G. would take first place since the score with Dartmouth was the same.

The Mrs. Hurst Bowl is an all-female race hosted by Dartmouth to honor Christina Hurst, wife of Captain William Hurst who coached the sailing program for 26 years and won four national championships.

At the Oberg Trophy, hosted by Northeastern, the Big Green came in first place with 145 points, ahead of Tufts who tallied 172 and Harvard with 178. Sailing for the Green and White were Max Clapp, Jack McGraw, Aly Berger, Timothy Greenhouse, Mary Amis, Kathryn Hall and Eloise Burn.

In Providence at the Sherman Hoyt Trophy, Dartmouth came in fourth out of 18 teams with 220 points, tied in points with the U.S. Naval Academy. Christopher Williford and Rebecca McElvain sailed in the Division A race and took first place ahead of MIT, while Duncan Williford and Paige Clarke raced in the Division B. The College of Charleston won the Hoyt Trophy with 194 points followed by Yale with 204 and Brown with 216.

With the success of the Big Green this season, they have been recognized in the Sailing World rankings as No. 6 in the coed division and No. 4 in women’s sailing.

This weekend Dartmouth will be back on the water, competing in the Dave Perry Trophy in Bristol, R.I., the Nickerson Trophy in Medford, Mass., the Schell Trophy hosted by MIT, and the Women’s Urn hosted by Harvard, both in Cambridge, Mass.