Brunswick reached the finals of the NESSA Team Racing Championship for the first time, as the Bruins finished a program-best fourth overall. The two-day event held in Portland, Maine, wrapped-up on Sunday, completes the sailing season for Brunswick.
Brunswick and Fairfield Prep finished with matching 4-1 records at the Gold Cup team race on Wednesday at the Indian Harbor Yacht Club, however the Jesuits won the head-to-head race against the Bruins to take first-place overall.
Brunswick picked up a fourth-place finish at the Phebe Corckran King Memorial on the waters off of Annapolis, Maryland on Sunday. During the two-day, 18-team event, the Bruins led the way with a combined eight first-place finishes over 36 races.
Brunswick finished first in an abbreviated Connecticut State Championship Regatta, held at Captain’s Cove Seaport, in Bridgeport on Saturday. Significant high winds limited all the teams to just four total races, as the Bruins posted a near-perfect, five-point result with three race wins and one second-place finish in FJ boats.
Brunswick sailed to a sixth-place finish at the NESSA Championship at Hotchkiss on Sunday. The Bruins, ranked first in New England, earned a bid to the 15-team fleet racing event after winning a qualifier on Saturday.
On Saturday, Brunswick led wire to wire at one of five qualifying regattas for the NESSA Championship and the O’Day Trophy. The fleet race win by the Bruins, currently ranked first in New England, advances the team to Sunday’s 15-school championship event, held at Hotchkiss.
Brunswick’s Leyton Borcherding placed 10th at the 2018 ISSA Cressy National Championship, hosted by the Macatawa Bay Junior Association, near Holland, Michigan. The 14 races, held on October 27-28, were split between Lake Michigan and nearby Lake Macatawa.
Following a strong second-place finish at a recent regional qualifier, Brunswick sailor Leyton Borcherding will compete at the 2018 National Singlehanded Sailing Championships, held in Macatawa, Mich., on Oct 27-28