Women's Sailing Opens Season with 6th Place at MIT's Toni Deutsch Regatta

Charlotte Lenz skippered in B division for the Jumbos

CAMBRIDGE – Registering scores of 83 in both A and B divisions, the Tufts University women's sailing team began its 2018-19 season by finishing sixth out of 13 teams at the Toni Deutsch Trophy hosted by MIT on Saturday and Sunday.

Thirteen races were finished in each of the two divisions. The double 83 scores gave the Jumbos a final total of 166. They were eight points back from fifth-place Harvard (158) and seven in front of seventh-place Bowdoin (173). Host MIT won the trophy with 53-32-85 scores.

Sailing for the Jumbos in A division was sophomore skipper Talia Toland with freshman crew Ann Sheridan. They were seventh in the division, highlighted by winning the eighth race of the regatta. They were also third in the 12th race.

For B's, Tufts had junior Charlotte Lenz skippering with sophomore crew Marley Hillman. The Jumbo duo placed sixth in the division and had a best finish of third place in the fourth start.

Overcast skies and mid-60 temps welcomed the sailors from 13 schools to the Toni Deutsch Regatta on Saturday. The breeze was from the ENE at 5-10 knots until it began to fade and get a bit wanky at the end of the afternoon. Racing was halted after seven races as the breeze stability had gone away entirely.

A nicer NE breeze with thinly overcast skies and temps in the mid 60s made for some fun sailing on the Charles River Sunday. Eventually breeze velocity got up to 13 knots.