Sailing Finishes Fourth at Phebe Corckran King Women's
Colonials open spring season with a strong performance
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- The GW sailing team opened its spring slate over the weekend with a fourth-place finish at the Phebe Corckran King Women's Intersectional.
In the 13-team national field, No. 12 GW finished behind host No. 4 College of Charleston, No. 10 Stanford and No. 17 Boston University, while outpacing No. 7 Georgetown which rounded out the top five.
Miranda Bakos and Belle Strachan took fourth in A Division with a steady performance, finishing in the top-half of the field in nine of 13 races including a couple of wins. In B Division, skipper Riley Legault paired with crews Alexandra Fayer (races 1-4, 9-14) and Sarah Noyes (5-8) to also finish fourth. The Colonials took top-three finishes in each of the first six races, including two wins, before ultimately settling for fourth in a tightly-contested division.
"We had gorgeous conditions with a pretty classic sea breeze so we knew what to expect most of the time and it was pretty straight-forward sailing," said head coach Billy Martin. "We saw a lot of really good stuff. I think we showed some of our strengths in boat speed and boat handling. We also found some other areas we're going to want to improve on in the coming weeks but it's certainly a great starting point and a really good opening event. I'm happy with how it all went and we definitely have a good blueprint moving forward."
GW returns to action this coming weekend with the GW Team Race at Washington Sailing Marina and the Old Dominion Women's in Norfolk, Va.
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