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Dartmouth sits in 11th at National Championship

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By Beverly Schaefer
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AUSTIN, Texas — The Sperry Top-Sider /ICSA Women's National Championship continued Friday on Lake Travis co-sponsored by the Texas sailing team and the Austin Yacht Club. Dartmouth dropped one spot and are currently in 11th out of 18.

The Big Green have 115 points with 64 points in the A-division and 51 points in the B-division. Sophomore Kelsey Wheeler (Osterville, Mass.) and junior Molly Wilson (Rye, N.Y.) raced in the A-division, while freshman Deirdre Lambert (Cumberland, Maine) and sophomore Carissa Crawford (San Diego, Calif.) sailed in the B-division.

Boston College remains in the lead with 59 points with Georgtwon in second (60 points) and Yale in third (69 points).

Racing got underway around 10 a.m. CDT in 5-6 knots of breeze from the northeast. Temperatures were in the high seventies to start the day. B-division hit the water first for races 3B and 4B. The sailors race on a windward/leeward course four times around, a W4, which has a downwind finish.

Light winds prevailed the rest of the day, 6-10 knots from a southeasterly direction and the temperature was in the high 80s. Staying in velocity and in phase on the racecourse was the name of the game as shifts continued to roll down the course, much like they did during Thursday's racing.

Two races were completed in A-division and four races were completed in B-division on Friday, which means there are many more races to get through on Saturday.

The sailors will report again at 8 a.m. with racing set to begin around 9 a.m. CDT. The forecast is for winds out of the south around 8-12 knots and temperatures hovering around 90 degrees. Saturday will be the last day of racing in the regatta and no race can begin after 5 p.m. The day will culminate in an awards banquet scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on the Austin Yacht Club patio.