March 24, 2002
Boston, Mass. - Eight Stanford Sailing Team members started their spring break in the deep freeze of New England, sailing on the Charles River at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sailing Pavilion this past weekend. The Cardinal sailors were treated to winter's last blast of cold air, with temperatures dipping into the 30's and gust of cold wind measuring 25-30 miles per hour. The discipline was team racing, where three boats from one team use maneuvers and rules to finish ahead of three boats from another team.
After two days of racing, Stanford finished 2nd in the competitive field, with a record of 11 wins and five losses. Crews and skippers were rotated to give each a chance to warm up between battles with other teams. Junior skippers Ted Conrads and David Kenny sailed all races, with crews Amy Halvorsen '05 and Jess Gray '04, respectively. Rotating in as third skipper were sophomores Dave Phillips and Peter Deming, with crews Kara Sweeney '03 and Lauren Gross '05, respectively.
The sailors will have a chance to thaw out with spring break training in Hawaii, starting Monday. The month of April represents the final push towards qualifying for the three national championships to be hosted in June by the U Hawaii. This victory puts them in the spotlight looking towards the Team Race Nationals, to be held June 1-3, 2002.
For race-by-race results, visit:
1) Harvard - 16-0
2) Stanford - 11-5
3) Tufts - 10-6
4) Dartmouth - 9-7 (wins tiebreaker)
5) Boston College - 9-7
6) Georgetown - 7-9
7) Brown - 6-5
8) Washington College - 5-6
9) Connecticut College - 3-8 (wins tiebreaker)
9) MIT - 3-8
9) Hobart William/Smith - 3-8
12)Boston University - 0-11