GW Sailing Takes Eighth at SAISA/MAISA Regatta in Charleston
Hitchcock, Erin McCormack Lead Colonials with Eight Top Five Finishes in B Division
Nov. 4, 2012
CHARLESTON, S.C. - George Washington sailing's B Division duo of junior Erin McCormack and sophomore Alex Hitchcock posted eight top-five showings as the Colonials finished eighth at the SAISA/MAISA Regatta in Charleston, S.C. this weekend.
GW, the lone Middle Atlantic Intercollegiate Sailing Association (MAISA) team to compete, amassed 273 points over 20 races to best ninth-place Clemson (324 points) and 10th-place The Citadel (374) of the South-Atlantic Intercollegiate Sailing Association (SAISA). The College of Charleston, whose program is ranked No. 2 in the nation, entered four boats into the regatta and took first (116), second (130), fourth (182) and fifth (193) overall. USF (177) placed third, Eckerd (215) sixth and Georgia Tech (218) seventh.
The regatta was held in clear skies, warm temperatures, 6-8 knot winds and moderate current on Crab Bank just off the Atlantic Ocean in Charleston, with 12 races on Saturday and eight races on Sunday.
Hitchcock and McCormack won Saturday's Race #11 en route to a 20-race total of 127 points to finish in seventh place in the B Division.
GW will complete its first semester as a varsity program at a pair of regattas next weekend. The Colonials have accepted a bid to compete in the Atlantic Coast Dinghy Tournament in St. Mary's City, Md., and will also send sailors to the Brennan Russell Regatta in Newport News, Va.