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**Schedule and Results Updated Weekly at the New England Intercollegiate Sailing Association website.**

Bowdoin has a sailing team that is active and ambitious. With 24 sailors on the roster, Bowdoin teams compete in approximately 40 regattas during the fall season, and 20 to 25 in the spring. Bowdoin sailors regularly travel around New England to sail at regattas hosted by Tufts, Dartmouth, Coast Guard, Yale, M.I.T., UVM, Maine Maritime Academy and Harvard, among others. Bowdoin sailors have been climbing in visibility, with top 10 finishes in intersectional regattas this fall, and there is an active and developing focus on team racing in the spring season.

We practice on Quahog Bay in 18 high-performance Larks and 6 FJs. Our home waters are unrivalled for their beauty -- we regularly have seals, herons, and egrets watching our practice, and occasionally a bald eagle will soar overhead. We generally have flat water with some current and 8-12 knot southerlies with some late afternoon shifts, but our site also can serve up strong northerlies with dramatic shifts and flat water, and a sea breeze that lets us sail long legs in waves.


- Exit 28 off I-295 (Bath/Brunswick)

- Follow Rt.1 North 2 1/3 miles to Cooks Corner (Orr's & Bailey Island exit) going straight through the intersection

- Follow Rt.24 for 4.3 miles

- Turn left toward Cundy's Harbor. Follow Cundy's Harbor Road 3.2 miles

- Turn right onto Bethel Point Road. Follow Bethel Point Road approx. 1 mile.

- Turn right onto dirt Little Ponds Road; follow to the end, leaving a large barn and house just on your left; please drive slowly past the house and barn

DRIVING TIME: 2h 25min from Boston


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Sailing Coaching Staff

Head coach: Frank Pizzo

In July of 2008, Bowdoin Athletic Director Jeff Ward announced the hiring of Frank Pizzo '06 as the head coach of the Polar Bear sailing program. Pizzo succeeds Sherry Fowler, who stepped down after three seasons at the helm.

An assistant coach for Bowdoin last spring, Pizzo was the head sailing coach at Columbia University last fall. He was a decorated sailor as an undergraduate at Bowdoin, earning four varsity letters and captaining the team in both his junior and senior campaigns. He was voted the team's Most Valuable Skipper on three occasions (2004-2006) and propelled the team to new heights in both fleet racing and team racing.

During the past two summers, Pizzo was the Program Director and Opti Race Coach at Ida Lewis Yacht Club in Newport, R.I. Prior to Ida Lewis, he was the head instructor at Pequot Yacht Club in Connecticut, where he ran one of the premier junior sailing programs in the country.

Still an active racer, Pizzo completed his second Newport-to-Bermuda Offshore Race in June. A native of Wilton, Connecticut and graduate of Wilton High School, Pizzo graduated from Bowdoin in May of 2006 with a major in Economics and minor in Government and Legal Studies.

To reach coach Pizzo, email

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Sailing Roster

Name Year Hometown/School
Rachel Ackerman 09 Newton, Mass.
Darius Alam 09 Greenwich, Conn.
Doria Cole 09 Southport Island, Maine
Stephen Gonzalez 09 Whittier, Cali.
Andrew Howard 09 Austin, Texas
Kelsey Read 09 No. Sandwich, N.H.
Meredith Steck 09 Maplewood, N.J.
Joho Strom 09 Eugene, Ore.
Erin Taylor 09 Branford, Conn.
Pete Wadden 09 Westlake, Ohio
Tom Charpentier 10 Durham, Conn.
Sam Duchin 10 Tacoma, Wash.
Christina Fish 10 Milton, Mass.
Kristina Goodwin 10 Dickerson, Md.
Audrey Hatch 10 Queens Village, N.Y.
Joe Henderson 10 Wethersfield, Conn.
Laura Heyl 10 Bradenton, Fla.
Jane Koopman 10 San Francisco, Cali.
Jeff Lin 10 Fremont, Cali.
Charlotte Williams 10 Summit, N.J.
Isaac Ardis 11 Duluth, Minn.
Viktor Bolmgren 11 Viken, Sweden
Claire Collery 11 Pelham Manor, N.Y.
Wes Fleuchaus 11 Alexandria, Va.
D.J. Hatch 11 Plainville, Mass.
Leah Hughes 11 Gorham, Maine
Emily Liao 11 Omaha, Neb.
Hannah Peckler 11 Olympia, Wash.
Billy Rohmann 11 Larchmont, N.Y.
Coco Sprague 11 Houston, Texas
Hannah Vossler 11 Wichita Falls, Texas

Head Coach: Frank Pizzo
Team Captains: Doria Cole, Peter Wadden
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 Sailing Schedule

09/13/2008,  9:30AMat Harry Anderson Trophy (Yale) 
09/13/2008,  9:30AMat Women's Mans-Lab Trophy (MIT) 
09/13/2008,  9:30AMat Penobscot Bay Open (MMA) 
09/14/2008,  9:30AMat Women's Captain Cup (Tufts) 
09/20/2008,  9:30AMat Mrs. Hurst Bowl (Dartmouth) 
09/20/2008,  9:30AMat Lake Champlain Open (Vermont) 
09/27/2008,  9:30AMat Chris Loder Trophy (UNH) 
09/27/2008,  9:30AMat Hood Trophy (Tufts) 
10/04/2008,  9:30AMat Women's Regis (BU) 
10/04/2008,  9:30AMat Smith Trophy (MIT) 
10/04/2008,  9:30AMat Hewitt Trophy (USM) 
10/11/2008,  9:30AMat N.E. Men's Singles (Yale) 
10/11/2008,  9:30AMCASCO BAY OPEN 
10/11/2008,  9:30AMat Storm Trysail Big Boat (Larchmont) 
10/18/2008,  9:30AMat Great Herring Pond Open (MMA) 
10/18/2008,  9:30AMat Captain Hurst Bowl (Dartmouth) 
10/24/2008,  9:30AMat ICSA Men's Singles (Cornell) 
10/24/2008,  9:30AMat Oberg Trophy (MIT) 
10/24/2008,  9:30AMat Wellahan Trophy (USM) 
11/01/2008,  9:30AMat Nickerson Trophy (MMA) 
11/01/2008,  9:30AMat Women's Urn Trophy (Harvard) 
11/01/2008,  9:30AMat Schnell Trophy (MIT) 
11/08/2008,  9:30AMat Freshman Intersectional (Conn.) 
11/08/2008,  9:30AMat R.I. Championship (Salve) 
11/08/2008,  9:30AMat Horn Trophy (Harvard) 
11/15/2008,  9:30AMat Women's Atlantic Coast Champ. (G'town) 
11/15/2008,  9:30AMat Atlantic Coast Tournament (Harvard) 
11/15/2008,  9:30AMat Men's Atlantic Coast Champ. (Hobart) 
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Sailing Releases

Date Posted Title
07/16/2008,  4:00PM Pizzo Named Head Coach of Bowdoin Sailing
04/08/2008,  1:00PM Bowdoin Qualifies for Regional Regattas
08/15/2005,  5:00PM Fowler Named Head Coach of Sailing
11/12/2004,  10:00AM Sailing Finishes Fall With Successful Showing
11/21/2003,  12:30PM All-Academic NESCAC Honors
11/10/2003,  11:30AM Bowdoin Sailing to Host Intersectional
10/23/2003,  1:00PM Coaches Report- Oct. 23
10/17/2002,  8:00AM Fall Sailing Report #5
10/08/2002,  8:00AM Fall Sailing Report #4
10/04/2002,  8:00AM Women's Sailing Cracks Top 15
10/02/2002,  8:00AM Fall Sailing Report #3
09/23/2002,  8:00AM Fall Sailing Report #2
09/16/2002,  8:00AM Fall Sailing Report #1
04/29/2002,  8:00AM Sailing Report #4
04/22/2002,  8:00AM Sailing Report #3
04/16/2002,  8:00AM Sailing Report #2
04/08/2002,  8:00AM Sailing Report #1
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Sailing : Previous Seasons

The seasons listed below are represented by the year in which the given season started. Thus, Winter sports that may have the bulk of their events played in the following year are still listed by the year in which they began. For archived statistics, go to the Almanac/History page.

Previous seasons: 2007, 2006, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 1998, 1996, 1995, 1993