Jon Kling


Big Green sails to gritty comeback

While the women's sailors from the College of Charleston may have taken home the championship in this year's Women's Dinghy National Championships, the Big Green ladies proved their mettle, overcoming the largest deficit of the field to snare a fifth place overall finish and an All-American Honorable Mention for team captain and skipper Emily East '06. Dartmouth assistant coach John Storck best summed up the team's performance in Charleston, S.C. "No team came from farther behind to ultimately finish as well.

After a relaxing weekend at MIT, the sailing team will next head to Brown for the New England Championships.

Women's sailors warm up for Nationals at fun-filled MIT regatta

Jennie Post / The Dartmouth Staff Dartmouth's women's sailing team has qualified for the ICSA Team Race National Championship and hopes to push the co-ed squad towards that same goal. The women's team edged out Harvard in a third place finish at the New England Championships to earn a spot at Nationals two weekends ago, when four Dartmouth sailors were named to the All-New England team. When the women arrived at Boston College for the two-day New England Championships to steady winds, chilly water and a gathering of the 13 best teams in the Northeast, they knew they had a tough task ahead of them. Yale and Harvard took an early lead on Saturday, but the Dartmouth women got into the swing of things late.

East '06 finishes ninth in sailing's Nationals

The weather was consistently pleasant for sailing team captain Emily East '06 this weekend, holding at 85 degrees in the Keehi Lagoon in Honolulu, Hawaii for the 2005 Women's Single Handed Nationals.

Big Green sailing stumped at ACCs this weekend

The past week has been a roller-coaster ride for Dartmouth women's sailing team captain Emily East '06. East barely missed qualifying for the women's single-handed national tournament back in September, sailing her Laser at Boston College.

Big Green sailing takes fourth overall at Schell Regatta

The Dartmouth sailing team experienced a wintry mix of weather and results this weekend down on the Charles River, dominating the 64th Erwin Schell Trophy at MIT and getting snowed off the line at Harvard in the Women's Victorian Urn Trophy. Once again the tremendously trusty team of Erik Storck '07 and Killarney Loufek '07 subjugated the competition this weekend.

Sailing shows well in R.I., Conn.

Following in step with the rest of the Big Green sports brigade, this weekend was once again successful for the Dartmouth sailing team. The coed team showed their mettle at the Sherman Hoyt Trophy, taking A-division by storm while the women's team found itself ranked second nationally after qualifying for the Atlantic Coast Championships at Connecticut College. The indomitable team of Erik Storck '07 and Killarney Loufek '07 sailed past the competition this weekend at Brown and the Hoyt Trophy, winning A-division in this weekend's Intersectional Regatta by 11 points. Most regattas come down to the wire, with victors being decided by one to two points or even tie-breakers; a team that is consistently triumphant by such a wide margin is rare indeed, especially when competing in 13 races in a fleet composed of 18 dominate teams from around the nation. Sailors Ben Sampson '08 and Christina Duncan '06 had a little more trouble with this weekend's cold, rainy winds, but still posted a respectable eigth place in B-division, earning Dartmouth an overall finishing spot of third place, just one point behind second-place finisher Yale and seven points behind the Coed National Rankings leader, Boston College. The Dartmouth women faired equally well in the Stu Nelson Regatta at Connecticut College, finishing in third place and earning a spot in the Atlantic Coast Championships at Coast Guard in November.

Sailing gets blown away in Md.

In another stormy weekend in the northeast, bouts of the shivers were accompanied by torrential winds of up to 40 miles per hour recorded on the Severn River at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.

With fourth-place finish, sailors cruise to Nationals

The Big Green dynasty that is the Dartmouth sailing team once again stood up to snuff and defended its name this weekend against 18 other teams in the 64th annual New England Dingy Championships. The sailors pulled together a last minute rally through 25 knot winds and rain to grab fourth place overall and the last qualifying spot to Nationals by just a single point. As you may have noticed, the weather this weekend was not what most of us would call pleasant.