Brunswick School made a strong showing at the NESSA Fleet Racing Championships, sailing to a sixth-place finish in the regatta, which featured 15 premier teams at Lake Wononscopomuc this past Sunday.
Sailors raced FJ’s and 420’s at the regatta, which was also recognized as the O’Day Trophy. Hotchkiss School won the O’Day Trophy with 61 team points, followed by St. George’s School (64) and Tabor Academy (96). Milton Academy (101) and North Kingstown High School (115) were fourth and fifth in the team standings, respectively.
Brunswick finished with a team score of 117 points at the regatta, which included A and B Divisions. The FJ’s boats were sailed in the A Division, while 420’s were raced in the B Division.
Will George and William Michels each skippered four races in the A Division, while Carlos Flores and combined with the duo as crew for the Bruins. Overall, Brunswick posted four top-six finishes for 57 points. Brunswick placed second in two races, while registering a fifth and sixth-place showing.
Racing 420’s in the B Division, Leyton Borcherding skippered all eight races with Chris Ramos as crew. The tandem won two races, had two fourth-place finishes and placed third in one other race. The duo finished with 60 points.
The Bruins earned a spot in the 15-team regional fleet racing event after winning the O’Day Trophy qualifier last Saturday at Indian Harbor Yacht Club in Greenwich. Brunswick finished with 40 team points, behind five-first place finishes in the A Division and three winning performances in the B Division.
George captained the first six races with Flores as crew. The duo won the first three races and took second in the fourth race. After competing in two more races, George moved to crew and Michels took over the duties as skipper the final three races. The tandem posted two winning efforts.
Borcherding and Ramos teamed up for all nine races in the B Division at the O’Day Trophy qualifier for the Bruins. They won three races and had eight top-three finishes overall. Brunswick placed first in both the A and B division at the qualifier.
Hotchkiss School finished second in the A Division, followed by Choate Rosemary Hall and Greenwich Academy. Grace Austin and Lily Shore raced for GA.
In Division B at the O’Day Trophy qualifier, Greenwich Academy placed third with 35 points, while Greenwich High School tied them with 35 points.