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Sailing Jumps in National Poll After Spectacular Weekend Performance
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 10/03/2001

Oct. 3, 2001


Bryson Womens, Stanford Sailing Center, Sept 29-30 - Bryson Womens was hosted by Stanford Sept 29-30. After a touching talk by Alum Rebecca Bryson and a short postponement, racing began at 12:00 p.m. With uncharacteristically light air and strong current, we were able to get off 10 races on Saturday. Realizing that the wind does not fill in until noon, the report time was moved back to 10:30 a.m. This proved to work out well because the wind did not fill in until almost 2:00 p.m. We were able to get off one race on Sunday.

Our women's team finished second behind the national champion University of Hawaii Rainbows. Sailing for the Cardinal were Jen Porter and Captain Kara Sweeney, who finished second in A, Ashley Frush and Jenais Zarlin in B on Saturday and Liz Shearer and Taylor Clark in B on Sunday who also finished second. With the exception of Kara, these are all sophomores, so the future looks great for the Stanford Women's team. (Results - Hawaii, Stanford, California, UC Irvine, UCSB, Washington)

Many thanks to Rebecca Bryson for coming down on Saturday morning and Steve Klea for judging on both days. RC Chairs Ted Conrads and Matt Hooks did a great job getting off races both days.

DANMARK TROPHY, US Coast Guard Academy, Sept 29-30 Junior Dave Kenny stunned the east coast fleet in C Division sailing Full Rig Lasers at the Danmark this weekend. He finished second to King's Point's Dave Wright, defeating Harvard, Tufts, Charleston, Navy, BU, BC, Hobart, Connecticut College, Dartmouth, Yale, and others. With a cold cloudy weather system over the Northeast, our sailors were treated to the continuously shifting 15-25 knot northerlies and northeasterlies on the Thames River.

Sophomore A and B division skippers Peter Deming and Dave Phillips struggled with the shifty conditions, autotacks and knock-down puffs. Freshman crews Amy Halvorsen (the FJ crew) and Lauren Gross (the 420 crew) did a fabulous job in conditions where most other teams were using heavy crews. This experience was definitely the extreme of New England sailing, and our young team earned valuable experience that will carry them into the future. Deming finished 16 in A Division, while Phillips managed to place 13th in B Division. Stanford finished 11th out of the 18 schools attending. (Overall: Tufts, BC, Harvard, Dartmouth, Conn, Hobart, Brown, Navy, Charleston, USMMA, Stanford, Yale, BU, St. Mary's, USCGA, URI, Vermont, MIT)

WOMEN         previous ranking
 1. St. Mary's       1
 2. Conn. College    7
 3. Old Dominion     4
 4. Dartmouth        2
 5. Brown            5
 6. Harvard          12
 7. Hawaii           3
 8. Yale             8
 9. Tufts            6
 10. Navy            11
 11. UCSB            --
 12. Vermont         10
 13. Stanford        14
 14. Hobart/WmSmith  13
 15. Miami (OH)      --
 Also receiving votes: Boston College, Coast Guard, UC Irvine, Bowdoin, MIT

COED previous ranking 1. Tufts 2 2. Harvard 1 3. Boston College 4 4. Charleston 7 5. St. Mary's 10 6. Georgetown 3 7. Dartmouth 12 8. Yale 5 9. Navy 13 10. Old Dominion 9 11. Hawaii 8 12. Hobart/WmSmith 11 13. Stanford 16 14. Brown 6 15. USC 17 16. UC Irvine -- 17. Conn. College 14 18. MIT -- 19. Coast Guard -- 20. Boston Univ. -- Also receiving votes: UC Santa Barbara, South Florida, Washington College, Washington, UC Berkeley



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