GW Sailing Makes Debut at Riley Cup and Laser South on Saturday
Colonials' First Day as Varsity Program Marked by Improvement
ANNAPOLIS, Md. & NORFOLK, Va. - The George Washington sailing team made significant improvements throughout Saturday as it debuted as a varsity sport at Old Dominion's Riley Cup and Navy's Laser South events.
At ODU's Riley Cup - where sailors worked with a southerly breeze of 8-10 and 12-17 knots - GW currently sits in 12th place out of 17 teams with a team score of 185. The 'A' Division crew of junior William Broman and senior Rebecca Engel amassed 95 points and are in 12th place in their division through eight races, while sophomores Alexandria Hitchcock and Madeline Taggart are in 11th in the 'B' Division with 90 points. Both crews peaked at eighth place finishes, Broman and Engel in the day's third race and Hitchcock and Taggart in the sixth.
"The group at the Riley Cup struggled with starts, but is doing a lot of the other stuff well and there were nice improvements made throughout the day," said head coach John Pearce.
Senior Ian Conners and freshman Benjamin Helfand are in 17th and 18th place, respectively, after 10 races on the first day of the Laser South on the Severn River in Annapolis. Conditions were 10-15 knots in the morning and 15-20 knots in the afternoon before severe weather entered the area and halted sailing.
"The guys kept their focus all day and made significant improvements as the day went on," said Coach Pearce. Conners (156) and Helfand (174) posted their best finishes in the eighth race of the day, placing 13th and 15th, respectively.
The Colonials will conclude races at both events on Sunday.
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