Sailing Takes Ninth, 13th at Admiral Alymers Cup

Sailing Takes Ninth, 13th at Admiral Alymers Cup

BUZZARDS BAY, Mass. - The UMass Dartmouth women's sailing team competed over the weekend in the Admiral Almyers Cup hosted by Massachusetts Maritime Academy. The Corsairs' A team placed 9th and the B team placed 13th, as the finish marks the second-consecutive top 10 finish in a New England Intercollegiate Sailing Association (NEISA) meet for the team.  

The A team consisted of captain Kelsey Martins (New Bedford, Mass.) and junior Phoung Pham (Haverhill, Mass.) as well as captains Kelsey Delosh (Boston, Mass.) and Courtney Grippin (Wilbraham, Mass.).  The B team included junior Hanna Desilettes (Little Compton, Mass.) and freshman Amy Modini (Beverly, Mass.) along with sophomore Shannon McKeown (Franklin, Mass.) and freshman Isabel Rombult (Boxford, Mass.).  This was the first competition in which McKeown skippered a boat and the first ever competition for Modini and Rombult, all of whom had performed well in challenging conditions.

With only 5-10 knots of breeze both days and very inconsistent wind directions, the competitors had to constantly assess their strategy which proved to be very challenging across the board.  While Sunday competition was called before last two-race set in the B division, Massachusetts Maritime was able to run 10 races in the A division and 8 races in the B division.  The Corsairs compete again next weekend at the Savin Hill Invitational hosted by Boston College.