Date Posted:10/17/2002,  8:00AM

Fall Sailing Report #5

BRUNSWICK, Maine - Week 7 of the NEISA has passed, with Bowdoin competing in three events this past weekend. Currently, the Polar Bears are ranked 10th overall in the combined rankings of both Co-ed and Women's Sailing. Bowdoin stands in a tie with the Coast Guard and Boston University at the 10th spot, with Tufts leading the overall standings.

"Things are really heating up," according to head coach Tom Sitzmann. "Regattas are becoming more and more meaningful and therefore harder to win."

At the Eastern Series V race at Southern Maine, Tyler Dunphy and Melanie Keene took a second place finish, while Ryan Cauley and Rebecca Bartlett finished third. At the Lake Champlain Open hosted by Vermont, Bowdoin had a tough day, finishing in 10th place, while at the Smith Trophy hosted by M.I.T., the Polar Bear teams of Dunphy/Keene and Cauley/Bartlett rebounded to take a hard-fought fourth place finish out of 20 squads.

"Our teams stayed focused and determined," according to Sitzmann. "[at M.I.T.] they sailed a very strong regatta. In so doing, this finish earns Bowdoin Sailing a spot in the varsity intersectional Hoyt Trophy to be held at Brown University."