GW Sailing Starts Strong During Opening Weekend

Miranda Bakos and Belle Strachan sailed together in the coed Anderson Trophy
Sept. 11, 2017

The GW sailing team opened its 2017-18 season last weekend with four regattas, including a pair of coed events and two singlehanded races.

Highlighting the weekend's action was freshman Soenke Jordan, who in his first collegiate race took a top-six finish at the Laser South to qualify for the MAISA Conference Championship. Also in singlehanded, Riley Legault had a strong start to her season by taking third place in the Radial Open.

BILLY'S BULLETS: Hear what head coach Billy Martin had to say about the weekend:

FULL RESULTS

• Anderson Trophy at Yale: The interconference regatta featured a field of 16 teams, with GW finishing 10th. Racing together for the first time in competition, senior Kai Friesecke and freshman Tanner Chapko took eighth in A Division. Miranda Bakos, Belle Strachan, Andrew Sheerin and Matt Homa teamed up to take 12th in B Division.

 

 

• Riley Cup at Old Dominion: GW took seventh in a strong conference field. In A Division, juniors Sam Mandell and Marie Line took sixth place. In B Division, skipper Drew Bennett paired with crews Keily Gleason (races 1-4, 7-8) and Marshall McCraw (races 5-6, 9-12) to finish seventh.

• Radial Open at Navy: Legault took third place in the field of 18, starting the singlehanded season strong after she finished 10th at nationals last season. Legault took six top-3 finishes in 14 races, including a pair of first-place finishes.

• Laser South at Navy: Needing a top-six finish to qualify for the conference championship, Jordan got just that in his first collegiate event. In an 18-boat field, Jordan was the only freshman to qualify, as he finished sixth. Junior Adam DiDomizio took 11th.

UP NEXT

The Colonials return to action this weekend with three more regattas: the Hatch Brown at MIT, Nevin's Trophy at King's Point, and Stu Nelson women's at Connecticut College.

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