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Mitchell Sailing Makes Season Debut at Coast Guard

Mitchell Sailing Makes Season Debut at Coast Guard


NEW LONDON, Conn. - The Mitchell College sailing team competed at its first regatta of the 2015-16 season on Tuesday at the United States Coast Guard Academy.

The event, right up the Thames River from Mitchell, was restricted to women's-only teams, a growing contingency in New England. Competing against nine other teams from the Northeast district, Mitchell sailors Rivkah Berkman and Caroline Ziff managed a 10th-place finish in their competitive fleet.

The last good day of weather offered a shifty 8-10kt southerly breeze that is always complicated by the Gold Star Bridge over the Thames. Brown University won the event while UConn, Conn College and Coast Guard rounded out the top four on the day.