Oct. 7, 2008
New London, Conn. - The coed sailing team headed east for the second time this weekend to meet up with some of the best competition in the country at the Danmark Trophy, hosted by the US Coast Guard Academy in New London, CT. Making the trip was seniors TJ Tullo and Kelly McKenna and sophomores Cole Hatton and Hayley Tobin, who were put to the test in very difficult, light and shifty winds throughout the weekend.
Coast Guard and its two fleets of FJs and 420s played host to 20 teams from around the nation, with most coming from the highly competitive New England and Mid Atlantic districts. The Stanford team looked to build on its early season finish of 14th in the season-opener Harry Anderson Trophy at Yale. Having had some practice, the sophomore team of Hatton and Tobin performed well in A division by remaining consistent and having solid boatspeed and boathandling. The duo finished up in 8th in their division after making a strong run on Sunday. In B division, Tullo and McKenna had some ups and downs, finishing 16th after the twelve races. Combining the score, the Cardinal wound up 10th in the event.
The team will certainly be able to apply the lessons learned at the Danmark Trophy throughout the remainder of the year. Next up on the schedule for the coed team is the Stoney Burke Intersectional hosted by Cal and sailed out of Treasure Island this weekend, October 11-12.