Our season began with the Philly Fleet Regatta this past weekend. We placed third out of sixteen teams. Although it was rainy and cold both days, it was nice sailing out of our home club, the Corinthian Yacht Club.
Our A division skippers were Max Gillette and our new sophomore, Erin McGarry, and crewing for them was Claire Coppola and freshman, Jack Murray. Our B division, placing second in their division, consisted of skippers Curtis Aaron and freshman, Owen Ward, with crews Brooklyn Curtin and Dylan Crider.
Day one of the regatta saw five to ten knots of wind, and a strong tide, switching half way through the day. After nine races, we finished day one in third place. Day two was a steady ten knots of breeze, with waves rolling in later in the day. We saw most of our gains on the downwinds, finding clear air and strategically fighting the current. We managed to keep consistent results which lead to a solid third place, following UPenn and Webb.