Congratulations to Will Haeger, David Liebenberg, Solomon Krevans, and Paula Grasberger for leading the Jumbos to their first ever National Match Racing Championship!
Thank you for your interest in Tufts University and Tufts Sailing Team. One of the most selective universities in the country, Tufts has excellent academic programs with internationally renowned professors. The Tufts Sailing Team competes on an international level and its goal every year is to be number one!
The Tufts boathouse is located on Upper Mystic Lake in West Medford, two and one half miles from campus. The fleet is comprised of 24 Lark class dinghies, six Lasers, and two coach boats.
Larks are thirteen and one half foot, British-made dinghies designed for adults with powerful sails, but no trapeze or spinnaker. Larks are perfect for lake sailing because they have tall, tapered masts and deep, narrow centerboards to optimize upwind performance. Our redesigned Lark fleet was purchased in 2005. The new boats feature skiff-style drop down rudders and carbon fiber spars. They come in eight colors for team racing.
Sailing is a two-season sport at Tufts, with over 90 fall regattas and nearly 60 spring regattas. We enter as many as ten college regattas per weekend with at least one Women’s and one Freshmen event each weekend. Each host school supplies the boats. Our location, only five miles from Boston, puts in the center of college racing’s biggest and busiest district.
Tufts greatest strength is the large number of talented and dedicated sailors who practice nearly every weekday afternoon. We take great pride in our practices, filling up nearly all 24 Larks each day. The emphasis on experimenting, improving, and having fun. We do mix in some practices at other locations such as the Charles River and Boston Harbor.
While the fall season is over, we are looking forward to another successful season come spring. In the mean time, feel free to take a look at Rolfe Glover’s video of this season’s shenanigans:
You can view more photos on NEISA’s Facebook page.
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