|KK Newsham crewed in B division for the Jumbos.|
ST. MARY'S, Md. – In its spring season opener, the Tufts University women's sailing team placed 16th out of 18 teams at the St. Mary's Inter-conference regatta on Saturday and Sunday.
The Jumbos compiled scores of 180 in A division and 197 in B division for a 377 total. They were 30 behind 15th-place Michigan (347) and five in front of 17th-place Tulane (382).
Yale won the regatta with a 67-83-150 scoring line, ahead of second-place Harvard (98-74-172).
For B's, the Jumbos sailed freshman skipper Ann Sheridan with senior crew KK Newsham. Seventh in the 10th race of the division, they were 17th overall.
Saturday was a beautiful breezy day on the St. Mary's River. Ten races were sailed in each division. Northwest winds of 15-18 dropped gradually throughout the day to 6-10 at the end of racing. Harvard led rival Yale by five points heading into Sunday.
After a lengthy postponement on Sunday, a wild and shifty westerly filled in allowing four more races in each division. Yale went on a tear to win the event.