|Mallory Hood skippered for Tufts in A division races.|
NEW LONDON, Conn. – The Tufts University women's sailing team had a 13th place finish out of 18 teams at the Emily Wick Trophy hosted by Coast Guard on Saturday and Sunday.
The regatta featured two divisions of 14 races each. Tufts accumulated finishes totaling to 171 in A division and 139 in B's for a 310 total. They were six back of 12th-place Bowdoin (304) and eight in front of 14th-place Connecticut College (318).
MIT won the regatta with an 82-73-155 scoring line. They were seven better than second-place Brown (82-80-162).
For A's Tufts was 16th in the division with a best race of second in the fourth start. They were also fifth in the first race. Sophomore Talia Toland skippered Tufts' A boat with freshman crew Mallory Hood.
After a slow start on Saturday due to a lack of wind, racing began in a southerly around 2 pm. After one set was completed, the breeze died and an A-Division race was abandoned. The breeze then switched to the northwest and eventually north for the final races of the day. Six A-division races and five B-division races were completed. Conditions improved on Sunday and a 14-race schedule in both divisions was completed.