The Massachusetts Maritime Academy Sailing Team concluded its busy April this past weekend at the U.S. Coast Guard Alumni Bowl, which served as the New England Intercollegiate Sailing Association (NEISA) Co-ed Championship. As one of nine NCAA Division-III universities out of a field of 18, the Buccaneers finished 17th despite an excellent effort by its B Division pairing.
Facing their toughest competition of the year, the Massachusetts Maritime Academy female sailors gained valuable experience at the NEISA Reed Trophy, the New England Women’s Championship. In a regatta that included New England’s finest women’s sailing programs—with 10 NCAA Division-I universities, including five Ivy League teams—the Buccaneers finished 17th.
Competing once more against boats representing Division-I universities, the Massachusetts Maritime Academy sailing team finished sixth out of eight universities at the University of Rhode Island’s Southern Series, despite the Buccaneers sending squads to three different regattas over the weekend.
Two weekends ago, the Massachusetts Maritime Academy sailing team competed at four different competitions. At the George Morris Trophy in Boston, the team achieved 10th place out of 15, which was most impressive given the competition. Meanwhile, in a home meet, Buccaneer sailors were sixth of 12. The other two competitions are covered separately.
In addition to the regular dinghy team and regular races, the Massachusetts Maritime Academy sailing team competed in two J70 competitions at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in April, improving from fifth earlier in the month to fourth in Saturday and Sunday’s meet. In the first meet, the Buccaneers defeated Maine Maritime Academy, while the second marked the first time the sailors bested local rivals Roger Williams University in any competition this spring.
Frank Reeg and Sydney Clays took first place overall in the New England Dinghy Tournament and Alex Bowen and Meghan Laurie took first place in the B Division as Massachusetts Maritime Academy won the meet and qualified for the New England Dinghy Championships.
On a beautiful day for sailing, the Massachusetts Maritime Academy Sailing Team earned its first team sailing win, defeating Roger Williams University to end Round One, starting the second win another win over the Hawks. The sailors went on to win 5-for-12 races to finish third in the Herring Pond Team Race.
Though it is not yet obvious in the results, Massachusetts Maritime Academy Sailing is making quick improvements as the season progresses. Facing a tough lineup at the Connecticut College Regatta this weekend, the Buccaneers finished sixth in a field with three NCAA Division I universities.
Sailors from Brown, Salve Regina, UMASS Amherst, and Massachusetts Maritime Academy arrived at the Keith Hartford Sailing Center to a 10 knot northwesterly and chilly 20 degree temperatures. Though the event was called early due to the weather conditions, but not before Buccaneer team MSM 1 took home First Place in the Central Series Regatta No. 1.
The Massachusetts Maritime dinghy sailing team took top honors at the 2017 New England Intercollegiate Sailing Association Tournament over the weekend at the Rhode Island Yacht Club in Providence, R.I., as the Buccaneers bested eight other squads in claiming the title
The Massachusetts Maritime offshore sailing team recorded a strong third place performance among 11 schools competing at the Navy McMillan Cup Regatta over the weekend on Chesapeake Bay in Annapolis, Md., as the result ensures that the Buccaneers will return to Annapolis in two weeks for the prestigious Navy John F. Kennedy Cup Regatta, which is the Intercollegiate Sailing Association’s offshore national championship
The Massachusetts Maritime dinghy sailing team recorded a strong fourth place finish among 11 teams competing in the Great Herring Pond Open Regatta on Sunday afternoon at the Keith Hartford Sailing Center
The Massachusetts Maritime dinghy sailing team began its fall schedule by recording a pair of top 10 performances in competition at the Penobscot Bay Open and Phil Harman Cup hosted by Maine Maritime over the weekend in Castine, Maine
The Massachusetts Maritime offshore sailing team began its fall schedule by taking posting a third place finish in the Quissett Round-The-Bay Regatta Saturday afternoon in beautiful conditions on Buzzards Bay in Falmouth, Mass.
The Massachusetts Maritime sailing program continued its longstanding tradition of excellence under the guidance of Director of Sailing Chuck Fontaine and coaches Matthew Wordell, Twice Tougas and James Walker last season, and both the Buccaneer offshore and dinghy squads are looking to add to that lineage of success in taking on another challenging schedule this fall
The Massachusetts Maritime dinghy sailing team wrapped up its spring season on Sunday afternoon with a solid third place finish in the O’Toole Trophy Regatta that took place at the Keith Hartford Sailing Center
The Massachusetts Maritime dinghy sailing team recorded a pair of top six performances during competition over the weekend in the Admiral Alymer’s Trophy Regatta at the Keith Hartford Sailing Center as well as at the New England Dinghy Tournament hosted by Roger Williams