BOSTON – UMass Dartmouth Sailing opened the 2016-17 year this past weekend, competing at the Central Series 2 regatta hosted by Boston College on Saturday and Sunday.
How it Happened
The Corsairs opened on Saturday, facing a strong breeze on the Charles River, with senior captains Kelsey Delosh (Boston, Mass.) and Courtney Grippin (Wilbraham, Mass.) piloting the A-division boat. Sophomore Isabel Rombult (Boxford, Mass.) and junior Alix Blair (Gloucester, Mass.) competed in the B-division on Saturday, and both crews struggled against the windy conditions.
On Sunday, injuries forced the new pair of seniors Hanna Desilets (Little Compton, R.I.) and Michaela Carrier (Richmond, R.I.) in to the B-division boat, while Delosh and Grippin remained in the A-boat. Sunday's conditions were even harsher, with winds rising to 20 knots and gusts near 30. The B-boat was forced to retire early due to conditions, but Delosh and Grippin completed the competition.
UMass Dartmouth will back in action this coming weekend, competing at the Ross Regatta in Charlestown, Mass. on Saturday.