Sailing Takes 11th at Truxtun Umsted Regatta

Oct. 16, 2017

ANNAPOLIS, Md.– Facing a national field in the four-division Truxtun Umsted at Navy last weekend, the GW sailing team recorded an 11th-place finish highlighted by the work of Kai Friesecke, Andreea Ranney-Pace and Tanner Chapko in A Division.

That trio came through with a fourth-place result as Friesecke skippered all 13 races with Ranney-Pace (1-4) and Chapko (5-13) splitting crew duties. GW won the first two races in the division and captured three wins in all to finish behind only Kings Point, Georgetown and Hobart & William Smith.

“Kai, Andreea and Tanner all sailed really well and led the charge in A Division,” said head coach Billy Martin. “It’s good to see them continue to develop and grow into the responsibility of sailing in A Division.”

The Colonials were somewhat uneven in B Division but closed strong with first-place and runner-up finishes in the final two races to move up from 16th to ninth. In the two singlehanded divisions, Wade Wagner took 12th and Riley Legault finished 14th.

“It wasn’t our best performance of the season but we did have some good highlights,” said Martin. “We always hope to do better than 11th but I’m proud of how they competed against a field like this and there is a lot we can take away and improve on moving forward.”

The Colonials return to the water for three regattas next weekend: the MAISA Fall Women’s, Central Fall Open and Kings Point Dinghy Open.



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