Alumni Weekend!

Dont forget to mark your calendars for the alumni weekend and banquet on Saturday October 22nd! We can’t wait to see  you there!


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Fall Season Is In Full Swing!

Hello all!

Sailing ten regattas in a two-weekend span, the BUDS have been busy both on the water and off as school and sailing began with a bang.

We kicked off our season with an excellent preseason week in Newport, Rhode Island. The conditions were beautiful four out of the five days we were there, and we returned to Boston with the rust shaken off, ready to hit the Charles.

Here is our Fall 2016 schedule!

September 10-11

  • Toni Deutsch Regatta @ MIT
  • Harry Anderson Intersectional at Yale
  • Penobscot Bay Open at Maine Maritime Academy
  • Harmann Cup @ Maine Maritime Academy
  • Mt. Hope Bay Invite @ Salve Regina by Roger Williams
  • Invite @ Tufts

September 17-18

  • Stu Nelson Intersectional @ Conn College
  • Hatch Brown Trophy @ MIT
  • Callagy Ross Trophy @ UVM
  • Central Series II @ BC

September 21st

  • Midweek Firefly Invite @ MIT

September 24-25

  • Women’s Invite @ Roger Williams
  • New England Men’s Singlehanded Champs @ Conn College
  • Professor Stedman Hood Trophy @ Tufts University
  • Loder Trophy @ MIT
  • Salt Pond Invite @ URI
  • Ross Trophy @ Courageous

October 1-2

  • Danmark Trophy @ USCGA
  • Regis Trophy @ BU
  • Hewitt Trophy @ Dartmouth
  • Smith Trophy @ MIT

October 1st

  • Invite @ Harvard

October 2nd

  • Mystic Lake Invite @ Tufts University

October 6th

  • Tufts Women’s Invite

October 8-9

  • Storm Trysail Regatta @ Larchmont YC
  • Moody Trophy @ URI
  • Barnett Trophy @ Bowdoin
  • Match Race Clinic @ Salve Regina

October 15-16

  • Yale Women’s Intersectional
  • Match Race Champs
  • Hurst Bowl @ Dartmouth
  • Great Herring Pond Regatta @ Mass Maritime

October 15th

  • Norman Reid Team Race
  • Invite @ MIT

October 16th

  • Lane Trophy 

October 19th

  • Invite @ MIT

October 22-23

  • Mrs. Hurst Bowl @ Dartmouth
  • Oberg Trophy @ MIT
  • Central Series @ BC
  • Southern Series @ RWU

October 29-30

  • Schell Trophy @ USCGA/Conn College
  • Victorian Coffee Urn @ USCGA/Conn College
  • Nickerson Trophy @ Tufts University
  • Dave Perry Invite @ Yale

November 5-6

  • Hap Moore Team Race
  • Sister Esther Open

November 6th

  • Mike Horn Trophy @ Harvard
  • Professor Noringer Regatta @ BU
  • Crews Regatta @ MIT

November 10th

  • Dark of Night Regatta @ Tufts University

November 12-13

  • Co-ed Atlantic Coast Champs
  • Women’s Atlantic Coast Champs


Please stay posted for a list of team officers coming later this week. We hope to see you out there! Sail fast and Rah BUDS! 

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BU Giving Day

BU Sailing Alumni, Friends, and Parents,

Happy Spring!  As you learned from our recent newsletter, the team is off and running.  We are enjoying a great spring of sailing on the Charles River!

In our newsletter, and in a recent email, we mentioned Boston University Giving Day, which is this coming Wednesday, April 6th.  The Sailing Team will receive bonuses if we maximize donor participation.  We hope to be the top team this year in donor participation.  Will you help us?  Please consider making a gift of $25 or more to the Bu Sailing Team on Giving Day.  Your support will make a large impact on the team.

Gifts can be made online to the following link –

If you have already given to the BU Sailing Team this year, thank you again for your support.

If you have any questions, please contact the BU Athletic Development Office at / 617-353-3008.

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Spring News Letter



Boston University Alumni, Parents, and Friends,

I hope this letter finds you well, and enjoying what has been mostly pleasant early spring weather.  I have a lot of good BU Sailing news to report.

We had a fantastic fall season, starting strong and ending stronger.  Season highlights include a win at the Schell Trophy, our fall district champs, and fourth place at the Women’s Atlantic Coast Championship.  Off the water we also made significant progress last season, as major updates were made to the BU Sailing Pavilion including a new roof, new exterior siding, new interior walls, and a new floor.  If you are in the neighborhood, stop by and check it out.

Over the winter, the team was working hard in the gym, and they also formed san intramural soccer team.  Early spring regatta results include 3rd place at the Rose Bowl Regatta, 5th place at the Eckerd Spring Intersectional (with three freshman and one sophomore), and 3rd place at the Navy Women’s Intersectional.  Spring Break at BU was the second week of March, and we spent 5 days practicing in Sarasota, FL, it was a great week, we had 4 to 6 hours on the water each day.

The BU Sailing Team entered the spring season with a national ranking of 9th for both the co-ed and women’s teams.  With a great early spring start, we are hoping to continue climbing upward from there.  You will see the BU spring sailing schedule included in this mailing.  Please stop by and see us if we are sailing in an event near you.

I want to thank all of the Friends of BU Sailing who have given to the team or volunteer their time over the past year.  The success of the BU Sailing Team is contingent upon the support of our entire network.

Best Regards,



BU Giving Day is Wednesday, April 6th!

If you are considering giving to the BU Sailing Team, please do so on 4/6

Tax Deductible donations can be sent to the BU Sailing Team in the following ways,


The Boston University Alumni Regatta will be Saturday, May 7th.

Report time is 11:30 AM

Food and soft refreshments will be served at the Sailing Pavilion before and after sailing.

After sailing cocktails will take place at a location TBA.


BU Sailing Team Spring ’16 Schedule

Date Regatta Location
March 5-6 Eckerd Spring Intersectional Eckard College
March 6-11 Spring Break Sarasota,FL
March 12-13 Navy Spring Women’s Intersectional USNAz
  Wood Trophy Team Race  
  Team Race Invite Tufts
March 19-20 St Mary’s Women’s Intersectional St Marys College
  Southern New England Team Race Connecticut College
  Vietor Trophy Sacred Heart University
March 20 Central Series Massachusetts Maritime
  Prince of Whales Match Race Qualifier Ft Worth, TX
March 26-27 Friis Trophy Team Race Connecticut College
March 26 Central Series II BU
March 27 BU Team Race BU
April 2-3 Dellenbaugh Trophy Brown
  Marchiando Trophy Team Race MIT
  Keelboat Invite I Coast Guard
  BU Trophy BU
April 9-10 Emily Wick Trophy Coast Guard
  Fowle Trophy (Team Race New England Champs) Coast Guard
  Admiral Alymers Trophy Massachusetts Maritime
April 16-17 Thompson Trophy Coast Guard
  Presidents Trophy BU
  Oberg Trophy MIT
  Savin Hill Central Series BC
April 20 Midweek Firefly Invite MIT
April 23-24 Reed Trophy (Women’s New England Chams) Yale
  Boston Dingy Club Cup MIT
  Morris Trophy BU
  Priddy Trophy (New England Freshman Champs) Sacred Heart
  O’Toole Trophy Massachusetts Maritime
April 30-May 1 Coast Guard Alumni Bowl (New England Co-ed Champs) Dartmouth
  Southern Series VII URI
  Mendum’s Pond Invite Tufts
May 7 BU Alumni Regatta BU
May 24-27 ICSA Women’s Championship San Diego, CA
May 28-30 ICSA Team Racing Championship San Diego, CA
May 31-June 3 ICSA Co-ed Championship San Diego, CA


The BU Sailing team would like to extend a huge thanks to all of our supporters and volunteers.

$50,000 – $100,000 Rob and Libby Alexander (’84)

Gene Haley and Dori Newman (’69)

$10,000 – $25,000 Heidi and Steve Benjamin (’86)
$5,000 – $10,000 Sandra (Ray) Adzick (’78)
$1,000 – $5000 Larry Polster (parent ’17)
$500 – $1,000 Brian Astwood (parent ’16)

Dale (Keats) Lipnick (’86)

Nick Parks (’99

$100 – $500


Richard Brown (’68)

Conor Fowler (’14)

Elizabeth Gearon (parent ’19)

David Goldstein (’83)

Grey Harrington (’10)

Douglass Harte (’84)

Terryl King (’86)

Dan Lorimer (parent ’18)

Carl Olsson (’63)

Ethan Robbins (’04)

Katherine Van Dyke (parent ’18)

Tim Wadlow (’97)

Janel Zarkowsky (’09)

Up to $100


Joe Ballow (’14)

Alejandro Bancalari (’13)

Rebecca Bar (’12)

Edward Birch (’58)

Deanna Bonner-Ganter (’60)

Carol (Dillingham) Dickey (’82)

Laurie Gayda (’85)

Ron Geddes (’63)

Douglass Gilbert (parent ’19)

Cary James (’06)

Delia Kipp (’07)

Thomas Laurent (’15)

Bob Meehan (’01)

Craig Nale (’07)

Michael Nissenbaum (’66)

Dr. M. C. Rosenfeld (’51)

Matt Sessions (’94)

Edwin Sherman (’71)

Decker Swann (’57)

Federica Valois – spouse of John Valois (’54)

Matt White (’82)

Phillip Wolcott (’61)


Volunteers and Host Families Brad White (’80)

Matt Conover (’07)

Gordon Mack (’10)

The Saldi family (’15)

The Polster family (parent ’17)

The Alexander family (’84)

Tim Wadlow (’97)


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Save The Date!

Our Alumni Banquet is officially October 24! We cant wait to see everyone there!


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Strong Start to the Season!

The BUDS started the fall 2015 season off strong! A great weekend of sailing all around. Shout out to the lady BUDS for placing second at the Toni Deustch regatta and to our co-ed team for placing third at the Harry Anderson regatta. Also, congratulations to our sloop team for qualifying for sloop New Englands and to our freshman for placing second in their first regatta! Proud of our BUDS!

Freshmen at Tufts

Freshmen at Tufts

Lady BUDS at the MIT

Lady BUDS at the MIT

Yale Intersectional

Yale Intersectional

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COLOR PHOTOGRAPHY shared a photo of an early spring practice on the frozen Charles.  Boston Fine Art Gallery


-Boston University’s sailing team work the wind and the freezing water looking forward to spring.

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Spring Alumni Regatta!

Alumni Regatta Invite

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by | April 15, 2015 · 4:30 pm

A Dream of Spring

sailinginiceywaterAfter a long winter, one of the longest winters Boston has seen in years, the BUDS finally got out on the water on March 24th. While we were still sailing among ice chunks, it was good to finally get out on the Charles. Originally practice was to begin the first week of March, however mother nature must not have got the memo and the temperature refused to rise.

Thankfully, the spring break trip to Miami from March 8th- 14th allowed the buds to get their feet wet with 5 days of perfect sailing conditions. The trip, as always, was a great chance for the team to grow closer and develop great sailing skills along the way. To add to the significance of the trip, our last day of sailing was marked with a double rainbow!

rainbowA special thanks to BUDS Alumni Heidi Benjamin, class of 86′ for inviting the team to visit her yacht, Gem.


After returning to Boston and finding the river still frozen solid, the team spent the week training at the gym. However, by the 17th of march, the team decided it was time to act. Operation ice pick began in earnest.


Believe it or not, the plan worked and after a while, visible progress was made.

After a solid day’s work and one more week of melting, the river finally gave in and thawed enough to sail.



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The New England Snow

Yet another snow day at BU!!! That makes it 5 and half!


View of the frozen Charles from StuVi 2

In the mean time, the BUDS are playing soccer and working out at FitRec to keep off any calories from the snow day munchies.
All these extra days make for a great time for sailing discussions and making spring break plans.

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