On to Intercollegiate Sailing Association Championship for women’s sailing after tough going

The Tufts women’s sailing team finished 14th out of 16 teams at the New England Championship (NEC) Regatta on April 24 at Yale University. The Jumbos missed out on competing in the Intercollegiate Sailing Association national semifinals, as only the top 11 teams from the NEC Regatta qualified. Tufts’ final score of 331 was 51 points behind 11th place finisher Dartmouth College’s 280.

The competition was split into two divisions with 16 races each. Tufts’ A dinghy featured junior MaryClaire Kiernan as skipper and senior Amanda Sommi as crew. The pairing managed a second place finish in its 13th start. Senior Kate Shaner skippered the B dinghy with junior Julia Fuller as crew, and their best finish was third in its 12th start. The B dinghy placed slightly better than the A, compiling 165 points to the A dinghy’s 166.

The Jumbos will next compete in the Intercollegiate Sailing Association Championship starting on May 27, in San Diego, Calif.