MASSACHUSETTS MARITIME DINGHY SAILING
Central Series One/Sacred Heart Veitor Trophy
Saturday-Sunday, March 19-20, 2016
Keith Hartford Sailing Center, Bourne, Mass./Bridgeport, Conn.
BOURNE, Mass./BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- The Massachusetts Maritime dinghy sailing team took top honors in competition over the weekend at the Sacred Heart Veitor Trophy on Long Island Sound, and the Buccaneers placed second in the home-opening Central Series One Regatta that took place at the Keith Hartford Sailing Center.
Freshman Frank Reeg (Spring Lake, Mich.) and sophomore Sergio Gratta (Sarasota, Fla.), along with freshman Matthew Schaefer (Stratford, Conn.), comprised Massachusetts Maritime’s “A” entry in the Veitor Trophy over the weekend, while sophomore Jeffrey Adam (Newport, R.I.) and freshman Jacquelynn Devore (Chesapeake, Va.) served as the Buccaneer “B” vessel tandem. Both boats led the competition from start to finish on both days of competition that saw shifting winds throughout, as Massachusetts Maritime topped a 12-team field that included runner-up Vermont, third-place Northeastern as well as seventh place Coast Guard.
A stiff Northeast wind, coupled with temperatures in the mid-30’s, provided tough conditions in Sunday’s Central Series One Regatta on Great Herring Pond, as juniors George Luber (North Redington Beach, Fla.) and Ryan Novak-Smith (Johnston, R.I.) comprised the Buccaneer “A” boat while fellow juniors Joseph Dragon (Glen Arm, Md.) and Evan Sampou (West Newbury, Mass.) served as the “B” vessel duo. Brown took top honors in the eight team competition, as Massachusetts Maritime claimed second place in a tie-breaker over Boston University.
The Buccaneers return to action on Saturday morning with competition at the Boston University Central Series Two Regatta beginning at 9:30 a.m.
(Photo Credit: David Halberstadt)