BUZZARDS BAY, Mass. - The UMass Dartmouth women's sailing team competed in pristine conditions on Saturday at Massachusetts Maritime Academy's O'Toole Invitational, taking 12th overall with two competitive divisions.
How it Happened
The competitors enjoyed a spectacular day of sailing in a moderate 8-14 knots of wind. In the A division, senior captains Kelsey Delosh (Boston, Mass.) and Courtney Grippin (Wilbraham, Mass.) started the day with Shannon McKeown (Franklin, Mass.) and Page Veazie (East Bridgewater, Mass.) taking over for the last set. In the B division, Isabel Rombult (Boxford, Mass.) and Kathleen Tansey (Quincy, Mass.) began the day with Hanna Desilets (Little Compton, R.I.) and Phuong Pham (Haverhill, Mass.) taking over.
Fifteen teams competed in an especially strong A division. The B group of Corsair sailors had a stand-out performance, finishing every race in the middle of the challenging fleet. Both Rombult and Desilets were able sail their boats into a competitive position and hold off the back third of the fleet. At the end of the day, the B group finished in 10th in their fleet while the A group landed in 13th place. After all of the scores were added together and overall standings had been decided, the Corsairs finished the day in 12th place.
The Corsairs will compete in their final regatta of the year this coming Saturday at the Wesleyan Invitational.