Sailing team captures BU Trophy

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In a dominating performance, the Salve Regina sailing team captured the Boston University Trophy on Easter Sunday. As cities with big buildings always prevent solid, consistent wind and provide conditions challenging for racing, Boston was no exception over the weekend.

Bob Lippincott ’14 and Nicole Ioannilli ’13 started the winning ways by coming in first in their first race, and Kyle Carney ’13 and Angelina Todaro ’16 answered back with two first-place finishes of their own in the following set.

“We were just focusing on being consistent,” Carney said. “We were able to have good, consistent races all day which kept us ahead.”

Filling in for Carney on Sunday, Chris Jensen ’14 was able to continue the winning ways and finished in first place in two of the four races he sailed. “It really came down to good crew work,” Jensen said. “I just tried to get us a good start and Angelina was the one who kept us in it.”

Lippincott and Ioannilli continued to sail well and finished in the top five in eight of the 10 races. Salve Regina finished first in both divisions and was a whopping 30 points ahead of second-place Dartmouth College.

“I’m really excited about what we did this weekend,” said head coach John Ingalls. “It wasn’t perfect but I saw a lot of good things and want to keep this momentum in the following weeks.”

After finishing ninth in a challenging regatta at the U.S. Naval Academy and winning in Boston, Salve Regina is turning its sights to the April 13 New England Dinghy Championship Regatta, which will serve as the qualifier for the nationals.

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