Princeton Sailing traveled to MIT this past weekend to compete in the 85th BDC trophy, the longest-standing regatta in college sailing. The BDC is a three-division, grade 1 fleet race that is sailed in 420s and FJs on the historic Charles River. Conditions on Saturday brought a solid easterly breeze of 12-18 knots setting the Tigers up for a long day of 10 races in all three divisions. A strong start for A division sailors Connor Mraz ‘23 and Kate Fiener ‘26 posting a 2,7 in the first set of the regatta. A condensed fleet made for extreme difficulty around the corners as the difference between 1st and 16th place was separated by a matter of boat length. Highlight race for Freshman sailors Ossian Kamal ‘26 and Skylor Wong ‘26 came in race 9 where they would finish 3rd, proving to themselves and others that Princeton Sailing will be here to compete at the top level for the foreseeable future. A wet and soggy Sunday brought 3-10 knots North-Easterly to finish off the final 4 races of the event. Princeton Sailing finished 16th in its first-ever BDC and is looking forward to climbing the results table next year.