Tufts set to sail through the elements in fall season

The Tufts sailing team has been beating the heat so far at Mystic Lake in preparation for its fall season, slated to begin on Sept. 8. The Jumbos will race in numerous regattas over the course of its scattershot fall schedule, which is unlike those of other teams. Tufts competes in the New England Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association, home to […]

Jumbos qualify for national regatta with 11th-place finish

The Tufts sailing teams competed in a staggering seven regattas over the weekend, including two conference championship regattas. The top women’s squad finished 11th at the New England Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association (NEISA) Championship in New London, Conn. Meanwhile, the co-ed team prepared for the upcoming New England Dinghy Championships with a sixth-place showing at the […]

Tufts competes in four regattas to gear up for championship events

The Tufts sailing team once again encountered shifty winds over the weekend, as its sailors participated in their last regattas before qualifiers. The Jumbos competed in four different regattas: the Owen/Mosbacher/Knapp Trophy at Kings Point, N.Y., the President’s Trophy hosted by Boston University, the Thompson Trophy at Conn. College and Northeastern’s Oberg Trophy. Tufts struggled in difficult conditions at […]

Even-keeled Jumbos stay focused despite tough results

The Tufts sailing team competed in a quintet of team racing regattas over the weekend, setting sail in three of the six New England states in the process. With qualification for the national competition on the line at the New England Team Racing Championship, the Jumbos turned in a disappointing 11th-place result. One year ago, […]

Tufts sailing wraps up action-packed spring break

In polar opposition to one’s stereotypical spring break, the Tufts co-ed and women’s sailing teams headed down to Maryland, where they competed in two regattas and trained for 10 consecutive days. The teams bonded through camping in tents and braving the elements. Though their training was intensive and physically draining, the Jumbos seized on their spring […]

Jumbos withstand weather to begin spring season

The Tufts sailing team braved tumultuous weather in announcing its return to competitive racing over the weekend. Unfortunately, the “bomb cyclone” that ripped across the East Coast forced the cancellation of many of the Jumbos’ scheduled regattas. Due to these circumstances, Tufts was unable to compete in the Thames River Team Race at Conn. College, the Women’s Inter-Conference […]

Sailing roster tested during competitive weekend

The Jumbos set sail for a busy weekend on Nov. 4–5, returning with impressive showings in numerous environments in both individual and team efforts. These regattas featured all along the East Coast, including two strong individual showings in sunny Florida. Senior Alp Rodopman and first-year Talia Toland competed at the highly competitive LaserPerformance Singlehanded Nationals at […]

With qualifiers around the corner, sailing focuses on consistency

This weekend, the Tufts co-ed sailing team, No. 2 in the New England Intercollegiate Sailing Association (NEISA) performance rankings, split its fleets among two interconference regattas: Truxtun Umsted and the Captain Hurst Bowl, hosted by Navy and Dartmouth, respectively. Meanwhile, the Tufts women’s sailing team competed in Branford, Conn. at an interconference regatta hosted by Yale. From […]

Jumbos net second out of 17 at Oberg Trophy Regatta

Despite strong winds and tumultuous racing conditions, the sailing team competed in five regattas around the Boston area and throughout New England this weekend, earning high rankings in most of its races. The co-ed team sent crews to race in the Midweek Firefly Invite at MIT, the Oberg Trophy at Northeastern, the Central Series at Boston College and […]

Women’s sailing closes successful season without ICSA bid

The women’s sailing team is consistently one of Tufts’ smallest squads. Graduating seniors Kate Shaner and Amanda Sommi were the two most experienced sailors on the team, and the pair used their experience to mentor the younger athletes — rising seniors Julia Fuller and MaryClaire Kiernan, rising juniors Molly Pleskus and Lucy Zwigard and rising sophomore Sabina Van Mell. The women’s […]