Dartmouth Qualifies for Atlantic Coast Championship

Mon Oct 30, 2017

HANOVER, N.H. – The weekend action of the Dartmouth sailing team proved successful, including fifth place at the 77th Professor Schell Trophy at MIT.

The Engineers host the Fall New England Championship, Schell Trophy, on the Charles River each year to honor the MIT professor who first organized dinghy sailing at the school in 1935.

The Big Green finished fifth out of 18 with 274 points and a second-place finish in the Division A race, sailed by Christopher Williford and Rebecca McElvain. Also competing for the Green and White were Erik Weis, Duncan Williford, Alyssa Berger, Paige Clarke, Taggart Bonham and Jack McGraw. The performances from Dartmouth secured one of the New England slots in the Atlantic Coast Championships. MIT took the win with 179 points followed by Roger Williams University in second with 243 and Yale in third with 260.

On another side of the Charles, the Big Green competed in the Victorian Urn Trophy hosted by Harvard. In Cambridge, Emma White, Peninah Benjamin, Sophia Diserio, Lisa Genthner, Kathryn Hall and Audrey Giblin all competed for the Big Green. The all-female regatta had a 16-team field where Dartmouth finished fourth with 223 points. Yale took the win with 122 points followed by Boston College in second with 177 and U.S. Coast Guard in third with 221. The placing gives the Big Green a berth to the Women’s Atlantic Coast Championship this fall.

An all-freshman squad traveled to Tufts to compete in the Nickerson Trophy. Timothy Greenhouse and Sarah Chong raced in the Division A while Max Clapp and Michael Tellini sailed in the Division B and Eloise Burn switched in for the Sunday, Division B action. The 16-team field was led by Stanford who took first place with 94 points. Dartmouth finished sixth overall with 136 points, ahead of U.S.C.G. and Yale, while Jacksonville University came in second and Boston University in third.

The Big Green will have one weekend off in preparation for the Coed and Women’s Atlantic Coast Championship events on November 11 and 12.