Some additional details on the weekend:
This past week in practice our team and worked hard to get back into fleet racing. Thanks to Fordham’s Easter Break schedule, we were able to have to have two full days of practice on Thursday and Friday, which undoubtedly helped us to have a grand performance this weekend at the Owen Trophy, hosted by Yale, and at the Navy Spring Regatta.
At the Owen Trophy, we sent two teams. Sailing for Rams 1 was Alec Tayler (‘17) and KJ Jones (‘18) in A division, and Matt Cappetta (‘19) and Jamie Spence (‘18) in B division. For Rams 2 we had Roberto Stevens (‘19) and Lauren Holderman (‘18) in A division, and Anders Ekholm (‘17) and Gabi Mascio (‘18) in B division. We asked Anders Ekholm (‘17) to give us an overview of the weekend:
Anders Ekholm ('17): “This weekend was great to get back into the fleet racing mentality after spending much of our season team racing. While the conditions were tricky and very light at times, our two teams were able to figure it out and put together some solid performances. There are definitely some things we need to work on, but everything is looking very positive as we continue to build towards our national qualifiers these next couple of weekends”.
Overall, Rams 1 finished in 4th place, and Rams 2 finished in 13th place. We also would like to give a shout out to Nina Synnestvedt for traveling with the team over Easter weekend! For the full scores, please use the following link: http://scores.collegesailing.org/s17/owen-mosbacher-knapp-trophies/
At Navy Spring, we had a stellar performance. In A division, we had Will Holz (‘17) and Charlotte LeClue (‘19), and in B division, we had Adelaide Ferguson (‘17) and Will Dumke (‘20). Breeze on Saturday was between 3-8 knots, and pressure Sunday increased to 8-15 knots with temperatures in the 80s! Both divisions had several impressive finishes. Combined, we had a total of eight top 2 finishes! To see their full scores, please use the following link: http://scores.collegesailing.org/s17/navy-spring/
Next weekend is our MAISA Women’s Qualifier back at the Naval Academy, the Admiral’s Cup at King’s Point and Fordham will be hosting the Greater New York Dinghy at Morris Yacht and Beach Club. For our Women’s team, this qualifier is their conference championship. The top 10 teams qualify for the Nationals this Spring at Charleston! If we can sail like we did this weekend, there is no doubt we can secure a berth at our qualifiers!