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Sailors Victorious in Icebreaker Regatta

March 28, 2022
Bennett in action earlier this season (PC: Bruce Jeffrey)

On Saturday, the dinghy sail team turned in a strong performance in the season’s first race, taking the top two places in the Icebreaker Regatta held in the home waters of Port Jefferson Harbor.

Schizophrenic weather led to unpredictable conditions with alternating gusts and lulls that necessitated course changes, but the Bears were resilient in their first competition of the season that saw 10 boats comprising three schools sail in six races.

The Bears 4 boat was the top finisher overall as Isabella Seminario and Gavin Hudson earned three 1st place finishes and a trio of 3rd places for a total of 12 points. The Bears 2 boat of Steven Hardee and Sean Beaver were right on their hull in 2nd place with 13 points. Jeremy Lunati and Sebastian Hell guided the Bears 1 boat to a 4th place finish (29 points), while Mairead Reitzel and Amy Li sailed Bears 5 to 8th place and Robert Sun, Sam Huang, and JP Bennett took Bears 3 to 9th place, each in 51 points and separated only by a high-finish tiebreaker.

The Bears are back on the water next weekend in the SUNY Maritime Invite.

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Results

1.Stony Brook (Bears 4)12
2.Stony Brook (Bears 2)13
3.Mamaroneck (Tigers 3)14
4.*Stony Brook (Bears 1)29
5.*Mamaroneck (Tigers 4)29
6.New Rochelle34
7.Mamaroneck (Tigers 1)43
8.*Stony Brook (Bears 5)51
9.*Stony Brook (Bears 3)51
10.Mamaroneck (Tigers 2)54
*Tiebreaker: Number of high-place finishes

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