March 25, 2012
NEW ENGLAND / LONG BEACH – Stanford Sailing finished off a busy weekend by finishing second at the 83rd Annual Boston Dinghy Challenge, winning the South Regional Regatta and placing sixth at the Boston Bridge Invite.
Stanford moved up one spot and finished in second at the Boston Dinghy Challenge, finishing with 362 points. Stanford had two of the top divisional scores with Kevin Laube and Kelly Ortel posting the top A Division score (98) and Oliver Toole and Haley Kirk leading the C Division with 80 points. Laube and Ortel closed out the races with first or second place showings in six of the final seven races. Toole skippered his team to top-eight finishes in 17 of 18 races.
At the Boston Bridge Invite, the Cardinal dropped a spot to sixth place with 188 points after 12 races. The A Division skippered by Jack Ortel posted 72 points, fourth-best in the division, paced by nine top-seven finishes. The B Division finished the lower of the standings in seven races.
Over on the West Coast, Stanford won the South Regional regatta with 60 points paced by the B Division skippered by Molly McKinney. McKinney and Kaitlyn Baab combined for 19 points, never finishing lower than third in any of the 10 races.
Stanford went 1-6 in both the first and second round of the the Szambecki Team Race to finish in eighth place with a 2-12 record.
83rd Boston Dinghy Challenge Cup (18 teams), Boston, MA, 362 points (second)
A: Laube and K.Ortel, 98 points (18 races)
B: Vargas and Buckstaff, 184 points (18 races)
C: Toole and Kirk, 80 points (18 races)
Boston University Bridge Invite (18 teams), Boston, MA, 188 points (sixth)
A: J. Ortel and Wilson, 72 points (12 races)
B: Kohrman and Hallawell, 116 points (12 races)
Szambecki Team Race (8 teams), Norfolk, Va. (eighth)
Chung-Wolf and Namikawa, Heinken and Urban, Mace and Scutt
Round 1: 1-6
Round 2: 1-6
South 5 Regatta (25 teams), Long Beach, CA, 60 points (first)
A: Dahl and Riklin, 41 points (10 races)
B: McKinney and Baab, 19 points (10 races)