Sailing Tests Depth in Successful Weekend
Colonials record two seventh place finishes and one eighth
The GW sailing team tested its depth over the weekend by sending 17 sailors to three different interconference events, including two coed regattas that featured three divisions each.
GW took a pair of seventh-place finishes at the Nevins Trophy and Stu Nelson, and an eighth-place showing at the Hatch Brown at MIT, which was limited to three races per division due to a lack of wind.
"For the coed team we were really spread thin and putting our depth to a challenge, and I think we passed the test," said head coach Billy Martin. "It was great having a lot of bodies on the water and getting a lot of reps. The women's team had a solid event as well. In B Division Riley Legault and Alexandra Fayer sailed great, recording the low finish of the weekend. I'm looking forward to building on this success and depth and seeing how that translates into more competitive practice as we improve through the fall season."
Nevins Trophy (7th of 20): Held at Kings Point, the Nevins Trophy was the lone event of the weekend with consistent winds, resulting in completion of 15 races per division. GW showed consistency throughout its fleet with an eighth-place finish in A Division (Kai Friesecke and Tanner Chapko), seventh place in B Division (Andrew Sheerin and Matt Homa) and seventh in singlehanded C Division (Soenke Jordan). Full Scores.
Hatch Brown Trophy (8th of 20): With no wind, nary a race was completed Saturday on the Charles River before a slight breeze at 3-6 knots allowed for three races per division on Sunday. GW's top boat was in C Division as Sam White and Andreea Ranney-Pace sailed to a fourth-place showing, while the Colonials took ninth in B Division (Wade Wagner and Mercedes McPhee) and 15th in A Division (Derek Poon-Tip and Shira Golub). Full Scores.
Stu Nelson (7th of 18): Like Hatch Brown, the event was limited in races due to a lack of win. Just seven races were completed in each of the two divisions. Legault and Fayer sailed to a fourth-place finish in B Division thanks to a strong start (three straight top-5s) and a win in the penultimate race of the day. Miranda Bakos and Belle Strachan were 16th in A Division. Full Scores.
The Colonials have another busy weekend with the MAISA Men's Laser Qualifier at Navy, the Faye Bennet at Navy and the South Fall Qualifier at Old Dominion.
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