GW Sailing Maintains Positions on Final Day of Regattas

Sept. 30, 2012

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ST. MARY'S CITY, Md. & NORFOLK, Va. - The George Washington sailing team maintained its positions at the MAISA Women's Fall Dinghy Championships and South #1 regattas on Sunday, finishing in ninth and seventh place, respectively, out of 14 teams competing at both events.

At the MAISA event hosted by St. Mary's College (Md.), the Colonials totaled 245 points over 14 races to finish in ninth. Navy (102 points) captured the event title over the host St. Mary's Seahawks (110), while Cornell (129), Georgetown (141), Old Dominion (146), Hobart and William Smith (153), Fordham (197) and Columbia (197) rounded out the top 8 to qualify for the Women's Atlantic Coast Championships in November.

Freshman skipper Maria Sinagra and sophomore crew Meagan Murphy amassed 111 points, highlighted by a race victory on Saturday and a third-place showing in the 14th and final race on Sunday, to finish in 10th in the A Division.

Freshman skipper Hannah McNomee and junior crew Erin McCormack completed the rest of the B Division racing on Sunday after sharing duties on Saturday, totaling 34 points in four races for a 14-race total of 134 points, good for 10th place.

At the South #1 regatta hosted by Old Dominion, GW posted an 11-race total of 178 points to finish seventh overall out of 14 teams and miss qualifying for next month's War Memorial MAISA Coed Championships. The 14 teams sailed with 2-7 knot winds through three A Division races and five B Division races on Sunday.



Virginia (72 points) held off Georgetown (75), ODU (76) and St. Mary's College (77) to capture the event's title, while all four teams advanced to the War Memorial. Navy finished fifth with 92 points and Christopher Newport came in 24 points ahead of the Colonials with 154 points.

Seniors Ian Conners and Rebecca Engel placed eighth in the A Division with 85 points, highlighted by a weekend-best fifth-place showing in Race #9. Juniors Evan Boliakis and Sarah McCormack completed the B Division racing on Sunday and finished in ninth place with 93 points.

GW will have another chance at qualifying for the War Memorial this weekend, Oct. 6 and 7, when it competes in the South #2 regatta on its home venue in the Potomac River and the Washington Sailing Marina.

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