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Conor and Duggs sailed in A, MMM and Leeper in B. Saturday breeze was erratic and extremely light; it died for a good four hours while B fleet bobbed on Lake Cayuga. It filled briefly from all directions at some point and then finally a northerly turned on enough to get 3 more races in. Got four races off for each fleet. Sunday was much windier, but just as tricky as before - 8-12 knots oscillating from the south. Out of 14 teams, we qualified: came in 4th overall. Loren came up from the Owen to help out on Sunday when the breeze kicked in.
Paolo Bertolotti and Loren Myers sailed A on Saturday with Shawn Patel filling in for Loren on Sunday; Liz Siegal and Yuvy Millet sailed B. 17 boats racing. Very light on Saturday from the South, and breeze shut off during the day, but were able to get in 8 races for each fleet. Sunday also light, 5-10 from the SSE almost coming off of the land. 7 races in all on Sunday (4 and 3). We tied with Princeton for 16 place.
Laura Maranto and Anna Quincy sailed in A, Maddie Harrison and Isabel Holt in B. The weather was sunny but racing was delayed on Saturday because of crew races on the Charles; 8A races and 6B races were sailed. On Sunday the weather was rainy and breeze was lighter; competitors sailed 3A and 5B races. Sailing on the Charles was interesting and tested tactical flexibility. There were 11 teams in all.
On March 29th and 30th Columbia sailed the Team Race Challenge at Hobart and William Smith. The boats included Conor Cashel and Catherine Duggan, Paolo Bertolotti and Anna Knight, as well as Laura Maranto and Nico Leeper. Saturday started with an easterly breeze, switched to the north at about 5-9kts. The breeze was shifty with flat water. On Sunday there was three inches of snow, breeze was 15-20kts and day was called at 11am.