Colonials to Set Sail on 2017-18 Season
GW will compete in four regattas this weekend
WASHINGTON -- After top-15 finishes at nationals in both the coed and women’s divisions last spring, the GW sailing team will open its 2017-18 season with high hopes once again as it competes in four regattas this weekend.
The Colonials return every starter from the women’s squad which was 13th at nationals, while three of four sailors return for the coed team that took 12th. Leading the way will be senior captain Kai Friesecke, who along with the graduated Brendan Shanahan became the first Colonials to ever receive All-America honors last season.
Also back are four-year starters Miranda Bakos and Belle Strachan, and six more seniors who will give GW plenty of talent and veteran presence. Five freshmen are new to the mix while a host of sophomore and juniors bring experience to give the Colonials a measure of depth that head coach Billy Martin expects to be a team strength.
SAILOR’S SAY: Watch what Martin, Friesecke and Bakos had to say heading into the first weekend of competition.
— GW Sailing (@GW_Sailing) September 7, 2017
• Anderson Trophy at Yale: Friesecke and freshman Tanner Chapko will sail in A Division of the coed event. Bakos and Strachan will sail in B Division, while junior Andrew Sheerin and senior Matt Homa are reserves.
• Radial Open at Navy: Junior Riley Legault sails for GW in the singlehanded event.
FOLLOW: Results from each regatta can be found at scores.collegesailing.org.
Sailing Takes Third at War Memorial
For the third straight year, the 15th-ranked GW sailing team recorded a podium finish at the War Memorial hosted by Hobart & William Smith Colleges last...
Colonials of the Week: GW Sailing and Logan Lowe
A busy weekend for GW athletics was highlighted by a pair of championship performances. The GW sailing team won the MAISA Women’s Fall Dinghy, which...
Sailing Wins MAISA Women’s Fall Dinghy
For the third time in program history, the GW sailing team stands as conference champions as the Colonials outpaced a 16-team field to win the MAISA Women...
Sailing Takes 11th at Truxtun Umsted Regatta
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...
Legault Headed to ICSA Singlehanded Nationals
For the third consecutive year, junior Riley Legault will represent GW in the ICSA Singlehanded National Championship which is set to be held at the...
Sailing Set to Chase Another Title
A week after winning the MAISA women’s championship, the GW sailing team will chase another title as it heads to the War Memorial hosted by Hobart and ...
Sailing to Compete for MAISA Women’s Championship
The GW sailing team is set for championship racing this weekend as it heads to SUNY Maritime to compete in the MAISA Women’s Fall Dinghy, which serves ...
Sailing Heads to Truxtun Umsted Regatta
After three consecutive weekends in which the GW sailing team competed in four different regattas, the Colonials get a relative respite as they head to just ...