The Bears won their second New England Championship of 2013, winning the New England Team Race Championship at Harvard, May 4-5. It came down to the last race of the regatta with Boston College for the title, and the Bears prevailed in an action packed back and forth race. In 2012, Boston College beat the Bears on a tiebreaker for this championship. Brown finished with 13 wins and 6 losses in the 12 team event and will head to the College Sailing/APS Team Race National Championship from May 25-27 in St. Pete, FL.
Brown was honored with six All-New England Coed Team selections for 2012-2013:
Colin Smith '13 - First Team Skipper and Finalist for Sailor of the Year
Louisa Chafee '14 - First Team Crew and Finalist for Crew of the Year
Tommy Fink '13 - First Team Skipper
Judge Ryan '14 - Second Team Skipper
Ashley Noble '13 - First Team Crew
Michael Yanagisawa '13 - First Team Crew
The #3 nationally ranked coed team won the New England Dinghy Championship, April 13-14, at Brown and qualified for the ICSA Dinghy National Semi-finals in Hampton, VA, April 27-28. Colin Smith '13 (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) and Louisa Chafee '14 (Warwick, RI) finished third out of 18 teams in A-division, while Tommy Fink '13 (Miami, FL), Ashley Noble '13 (Marblehead, MA), Judge Ryan '14 (San Diego, CA), and Michael Yanagisawa '13 (Woodbridge, CT) won B-division for the Bears. Fink and Noble were named the NEISA Coed Sailors of the Week this week after dominating B-division on Sunday and winning their division. This is third time in the last 10 years that Brown has won the New England Dinghy Championship (2013, 2006, 2005).
Brown Sailors Honored
Congratulations to Judge Ryan '14 (San Diego, CA) on making the BUSA Team for ICSA! This team of seven ICSA All-stars will compete in five Matches, from July 10th through August 3rd, in a variety of classes throughout England.
Congrats as well to Colin Smith '13 (Ft. Lauderdale, FL), Luke Adams '15 (Middletown, RI), and Fred Strammer '11 (Nokomis, FL) on being awarded one of two Lightning Class Boat Grants for 2013. The three of them will be given a Lightning with sails, some coaching, and expenses to compete in Lightning Class regattas throughout the United States this summer.