Card Finishes First and Third
NEW LONDON, Conn. - The Cardinal took first place in the Stu Nelson Trophy over the weekend, finishing at the top of a 13 team field that included two women's national champions from the spring, Yale and Boston College. Stanford also competed in the Coed ACC Series Round One, finishing third out of 17 teams in the event.
In Connecticut, there were 36 races in total, 12 coming in each of the A, B, and C divisions. Stanford never fell outside of the top-four in the running total, moving firmly into second place after the eighth race.
The Cardinal was right behind Yale heading into the final nine races, at which point the two teams switched places in the running lead. Stanford jostled with the Bulldogs for first place overall during the final races, and ultimately held on to earn the event victory.
"It was a great weekend with a nice breeze, a strong current and a pretty tricky racecourse," said senior sailor Abigail Tindall. "Having a young team in a three division event made it a great learning experience and we had a blast!"
Stanford finished with the lowest point total of any team in both the A and C divisions, while Yale edged the Cardinal in the B division. The Cardinal finished with 134 points overall, besting Yale's mark of 148 by 14 points.
Vanessa Lahrkamp and Abigail Tindall sailed strongly for Stanford in the A division, finishing with a regatta-best 30 points. In the B division, Ellie Harned and Grace Austin finished in third place just behind Yale and MIT with 63 points. And in the C division, freshmen Sophie Fisher and Isabelle McNabb finished at the top with 41 points.
Meanwhile, in Saint Mary's Maryland, Stanford finished just behind Dartmouth and the hosts, Saint Mary's, to take third overall at the Coed ACC Series Round One. The regatta consisted of 32 total races, 16 coming in the A and B divisions.
Throughout the event, Stanford moved into first in the running total on seven occasions. Michelle Lahrkamp skippered in the A division races 1-14, while Justin Lim finished off the A division, taking the lead in races 15 and 16. Patricia Gerli and Justin Lim combined to crew each of the A division races and finish third in the division with 118 points.
In the B division, Wiley Rogers and AnaClare Sole sailed each of the races, finishing with 93 points and third in the division.
Stanford returns to action next weekend in three regattas, the Truxton Umsted Trophy, the Women's ACC Finals, and the PCCSC Match Race Championships.