Oct 08, 2018
The UMass Dartmouth women’s sailing team competed over the weekend in the Great Herring Pond Open hosted by Mass Maritime. Ten teams representing eight schools from around New England raced both Saturday and Sunday in MSM’s brand new fleet of FJ’s. The Corsairs were lead in the A division by captain Isabel Rombult and Page Veazie. In the B division, captain Melanie Muzyka and Abbey Rogers sailed together to start the weekend with Romana Hurby taking over the crew position with Rogers driving for the final set of B races.
Saturday provided light and shifty breeze for the competitors which made for some challenging racing. Rombult spent most of the day in 7th place but managed a 5th and 6th in two of the five races sailed that day. Rogers and Muzyka split time in the skipper position and after opening the day with an 8th place finish, sailed into 7th for the remaining 3 races of the first day.
The forecast for Sunday was for significantly more wind than the first day, however much to the disappointment of the racers, the breeze was once again very light but maintained a more stedy direction. With a fairly consistent order emerging in the fleet, both Corsair boats maintained their relative positions as the regatta concluded. When the racing came to a finish, Salve Regina’s Seahawks found themselves at the top of the pack with Tufts 1 and Brown close behind respectively. Then came Tufts 2, followed by 2 teams from Mass Maritime, UMass Dartmouth (in 7th overall), Wentworth, Bates and Vermont.
The Corsairs will travel to the Captain’s Cove Marina in Bridgeport, Conn. on October 20th and 21st to compete in the Fairfield Cup to wrap up the Fall season.
(Recap provided by Head Coach Luke Hubert)