|Sabrina van Mell crewed for Tufts' B team|
ENFIELD, N.H. - The 16th-ranked Tufts University women's sailing team had a strong sixth-place showing out of 17 teams at the Mrs. Hurst Bowl hosted by Dartmouth on Saturday and Sunday.
The Jumbos nearly finished in the top five teams, but lost a head-to-head tie-breaker against Yale. Tufts scored 113 in A division and 119 in B's for a 232 total. Tufts and Yale were a distant 45 points behind fourth-place Boston College (187), while scoring 36 better than host Dartmouth in seventh place (268). Coast Guard won the regatta with a 66-81-147 scoring line.
Tufts placed sixth among the A division contestants. Senior MaryClaire Kiernan skippered with classmate Julia Fuller as crew. They won the third and 10th races and took third place in the fourth start.
Saturday was a wet day of sailing on Mascoma Lake with 10 races completed in both A and B division. A NW breeze from 7-15 knots prevailed. In all 16 races were completed in both A and B Division for the 2016 Mrs Hurst Bowl. Courses were W4s all weekend.