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Kings Point Dinghy Open 2015

posted Oct 27, 2015, 12:00 PM by Sailing Officers
 This past weekend, October 24-25, the sailing team travelled to Kings Point, New York to compete in the Kings Point Dinghy Open. The weekend maintained chilly overcast conditions with directional wind shifts amounting to about 300 degrees. With the large size of our team this year we entered two berths into the regatta. Sailing for Villanova 1 in A fleet was skipper Bailey Cornog ’19 and crew Austin Tipp ’18. In B fleet, skipper Peter McMillan ’19 and crew Jack Dyment ’18. For Villanova 2 in A fleet was skipper Connor Hennessey ’19 with crew Lawson Buckley ’18. Skipper Harrison Paige ’19 and Kalin Schultz ’19 sailed in the B fleet.
     Saturday, the breeze was light with gusts of about 8 knots. McMillan and Dyment proved to be a good pairing starting the day off with a first place finish. Scores for the rest of the day remained towards the beginning to middle of the pack. Paige and Hennessey also had a great day on the water.
     Sunday brought slightly heavier winds but fewer wind shifts. Scores for day two remained similar to day one with excellent races sailed by Cornog and McMillan. The two Villanova teams ended up with the exact same scores of 200 points at the end of the weekend, tying them for eleventh place. The team is looking forward to another good week of practice followed by a trip up to Cornell to compete in the very competitive War Memorial Regatta.