BOSTON, MA-The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's sailing team finished 10th at the Professor Noringer Regatta, hosted by Boston University this weekend. The finish was a program best for the Corsairs in the 15-team field. UMass Dartmouth improved their overall score from 331 points to 134 points from the beginning of the season in September (lowest scores represent higher finishes).
For the first time in the history of the program, the Corsairs won several starts and was consistently in the hunt all day, despite blustery winds. Sophomore "B" division racers Baily Rice (Southampton, MA/Hampshire Regional HS) and Julia Trudel (Lowell, MA/Lowell HS) received a round of applause after their victory in the second race. It was the first race win for a UMD team in a regatta.
"This was a remarkable achievement for UMD, and the team is excited to begin preparation for our spring sailing season," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Jerry Jennings. "We can't praise enough the efforts of assistant coaches Luke Hubert and Kelly Wilbur."
The competition marked the end of the fall sailing season for the Corsairs. They will resume competition in the spring..
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