Princeton Sailing traveled to Washington College in Chestertown, MD to compete in the Tom Noble Team Race this past weekend. A Mix of Varsity and Club teams were tested with blustery conditions on Saturday with a consistent 20-knot westerly. Princeton sailing started quickly out of the gate winning its first three races against Drexel University, The University of Delaware, and St. Mary’s College. For the rest of the day Princeton Sailors would fight to finish the day with an overall 4-2 record leaving the team in second place overall at the end of day 1. The highlight of the day occurred in round 1 race 17 where the Princeton Tigers bested the Navy Midshipmen with a 1-2-6 finish, handing the Navy what would be their only loss of the weekend.
Sunday’s conditions made for difficult sailing with a 4-7 knot breeze coming out of the South, clocking West throughout the day. Princeton Sailors Asher Green ‘24 and Kaitlyn Greppin ‘26 led the team finishing 1st or 2nd in 4 out of the 6 races sailed in round 2 helping the team secure its spot in the final 4. A hard-fought weekend brought the team to a 4th-place finish overall, leaving the Tigers hungry to return to Washington College on March 18th-19th to compete in the WAC Team Race.
Next weekend, the Tigers travel to Boston to Compete in the Wood Trophy Team Race hosted by Harvard and MIT. Here, the Tigers will face off against 7 of the top 15 ranked teams in the country.