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11 May 2013

Second at the Engineer's Cup

Queen’s Sailing Team podiums at the last regatta of the 2012-2013 school year.

By Nick Schwenger

For the last collegiate regatta before summer, Queen’s traveled down to Glen Cove, New York, for the 2013 Engineer’s Cup. Eight teams raced off of the beaches at the Web Institute, Queen’s was the only Canadian team to make the long drive. In A fleet, Mathew Sullivan and Andrew Faurschou raced together, and in B fleet the two brothers Nick Schwenger and Will Schwenger teamed up.

On Saturday the races had to be delayed due to thunder storms passing by. Once it was safe to get on the water the wind was light to moderate and very shifty. Queen’s did a great job of playing the shifts and staying in the pressure and consistently placed top three in the races. They finished the day in third place, with only a few points separating them from first or second.

By Sunday morning the sky had cleared up and the teams were ready for more racing. In the morning the wind was very light, and the teams were just able to race in it. By early afternoon the wind had built up to a strong breeze as a new weather system pushed its way up the coast. Queen’s excelled in the breezy conditions and by the end of the regatta were in second place overall.

Thank you to Web for hosting a great regatta and to all the teams that made it such a good time.

The full results can be found on TechScore.