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Hoyas Win America Trophy - Sweep Spring Conference Championships
May 4th, 15:57

 

Hoyas Win America Trophy – Snow Named Conference Sailor of the Year

 

The Georgetown University Coed Sailing Team finished its regular by winning the MAISA Conference Championship – The America Trophy.

 

The America Trophy featured the top 18 teams in the Conference competing at Old Dominion University.  The regatta was sailed in a very light NE wind which proved to be very challenging for most teams.  The light winds meant that only 12 of the scheduled 36 races were completed.  With such a small number of races the teams that were able to stay consistent and avoid double digit finishes were the ones that excelled.  The Hoyas plan was to be slightly conservative and avoid major risks.  The plan worked well as both A and B division remained consistently in the top 5.  In A division Nevin Snow and Katia DaSilva sailed quite well with only one race out of the top 6.  That was good enough for 2nd in A.  A division actually sailed 8 races but B division only completed six so the final two A races didn’t count in the final results.  Had they counted Nevin and Katia would have won A division by a comfortable margin.  In B division Alex Post and Bettina Redway dominated the competition finishing out of the top four only once.  Alex and Bettina were able to stay out of trouble and use their superior boatspeed to stay ahead when they found themselves in the lead. 

 

Overall Results

1.     Georgetown               48

2.     Old Dominion                        63      

3.     NY Maritime              74

4.     St. Mary’s College      80

5.     Kings Point                84

6.     Naval Academy          89

7.     Hobart and William Smith   106

 

This marks the 8th time in the last 9 years that the Hoyas have won the America Trophy a record that is unequaled in the 76 year history of the regatta. 

 

 

At the conclusion of the regatta the Mid Atlantic Sailing Conference Announced their end of the year awards.

First Team Women’s Skippers

Katia DaSilva, Nancy Hagood

 

First Team Crews

Katia DaSilva, Isabelle Luzuriaga, Bettina Redway

 

First Team Coed Skippers

Alex Post, Nevin Snow

 

Second Team Coed Skippers

Sean Golden

 

MAISA Sailor of the Year

Nevin Snow

 

MAISA Coach of the Year

Michael Callahan

 

 

The Hoyas have a short break for exams and will next compete at the College Sailing National Championships May 25-June 4 in Newport, RI

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Hoyas Win Prosser Trophy - Qualify for ICSA Team Race National Championship
Apr 21st, 13:33

 The Georgetown University Sailing team traveled to Kings Point New York last weekend to compete at the 2015 Conference Championships in Team Racing.  The regatta featured the top 8 teams from the Mid Atlantic in a double round robin of races.  As tends to be the case at Kings Point the conditions were unlike any the team has practiced in on the Potomac.  Winds were from the NW at 15-25mph with 3-5 foot waves.  In these extreme conditions the Hoyas altered their normal starting lineup.  Sailing most of the day were the combinations of Nevin Snow/ Nancy Hagood, Sean Golden/ Jack Gerli, Alex Post / Katie Olsen.  Subbing in as crews were Jack Welty, MaryKate Mezzetti and Katia DaSilva.  Despite the extreme conditions the Hoyas dominated the regatta.  Round 1 saw the Hoyas defeat cross town rival GW and then defeat in order Hobart, St. Mary’s, Navy, Old Dominion and New York Maritime.  Round robin 2 saw the Hoyas lose one race to St. Mary’s but winning all other races.  When the first day ended the Hoyas were at 11-1 with two races left to go.  With a berth at the National Championship secured the Hoyas wanted to win the regatta and needed to beat Old Dominion and New York Maritime to clinch.  Sunday saw light winds and the Hoyas went with their normal starters Nevin Snow/ Katia DaSilva, Sean Golden / Isabelle Luzuriaga, Alex Post / Bettina Redway.  The final two races occurred in a light SW wind and the Hoyas made it look easy winning both races easily. 

 

The Hoyas ended up 13-1.  St. Mary’s was second at 12-2 and Navy 3rd at 6-8.

 

 

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Hoyas Win Navy Spring Intersectional
Apr 21st, 13:32

The Georgetown University Sailing Team competed in the Navy Spring Intersectional this weekend.  The results are as follows:

 

 

Navy Spring Intersectional - 20 Teams

A div. 1st w/ 75 points - Nevin Snow / MaryKate Mezzetti (6 races), Liz Mullarney (3 races), Nancy Hagood (6 races)

B div. 2nd w/ 71 points Alex Post / Bettina Redway (10 races), Albert Kraus (5 races)

 

Overall (top 5 of 20)

1. Georgetown    146 points

2. Charleston       157 points

3. Stanford           161 points

4. NY Maritime   207 points

5. Navy                  239 points

 

 

The Hoyas traveled to Navy this weekend to compete against some of the top schools in the country at the Navy Spring Intersectional Saturday was a gorgeous spring day in Annapolis. Skies were sunny, temperatures reached the upper 70s, the town was packed with revellers celebrating the annual USNA / St. John's croquet match and the Bay was packed with anglers out for the first day of Rockfish season. The one hitch was the extremely fickle wind that confounded racers and officials throughout the day. When the teams arrived, there was a decent north / northwest wind and a course was set in Annapolis Harbor. Two puffy and shifty races were completed per division before it got too light and the fleet went in for a lunch break. While the fleet was on shore, a light southeasterly filled in and the sailors headed out for two more races. These races weren't as shifty, but it was puffy and the powerboat chop added an extra challenge. The wind died again and the fleet returned to the dock to wait some more. After a short break, we headed out to the mouth of the Severn River by Greenberry Point. After a short wait on the water, a light southerly breeze filled in and two more races were completed.

 

Sunday was a very different day at the Navy Spring Regatta. Temperatures remained in the high 50s and low 60s under a hazy sky. The fleet left the dock at 9:30 and racing began shortly thereafter. Three races were held in the morning in a 8-12 knot easterly breeze. After a short lunch break, the wind increased to 13-20 knots and 6 more races were held in the afternoon, with race 15 starting just before the 3 PM cutoff time.

 

 

This was the first fleet race regatta for the Hoyas Coed team since the Rose Bowl in January and it only tune-up regatta before the Conference Championship May 2-3 at Old Dominion.  The Hoyas had a little rust in the beginning but improved gradually throughout the event.  For most of the day Sunday it was a three team battle for first with Georgetown, Stanford and the College of Charleston each taking turns in the lead.  The Hoyas got hot at the right time and were able to eek out an 11 point victory.  Both divisions sailed well and consistently and we even won A division without a single first place finish in the 15 race regatta. 

 

 

This weekend the Hoyas have two events

MAISA Women’s Championship @ St. Mary’s College

Robert P. Arrigan Memorial Regatta @ Georgetown

 

 

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Hoyas nearing the end of the 2015 Spring Season
Apr 8th, 12:57

 New Boats and lots of Ice were the themes for the first two months of the Spring Season.  The Hoyas have competed in 11 events so far.   Currently both the Coed and Women’s Teams are ranked #4 in the Nation.

 

 

The Spring Sailing season begins with a trio of events at the College of Charleston in Charleston, SC.  On Feb 22 the Hoyas sent a coed squad to compete at the Charleston Spring Intersectional. After two days of racing the Hoyas ended up in 3rd overall out of 18 teams.  The A division team of AJ Reiter and Liz Mullarney won three of the last four races to finish 1st in their division.  In B division Rose Edwards and crews Albert Kraus and Emily Ito finished 4th. 

 

The following weekend the Hoya Women’s Team began their season by competing at the Charleston Women’s Intersectional.  The Hoyas sailed a great event and finish in 1st place overall out of 14 teams.  In A division Nancy Hagood and Meaghan Macrae ended up 3rd overall and in B division Katia DaSilva and Madeline Higgins dominated the competition en route to a 19 point win. 

 

After a month of limited practice due to a frozen Potomac the Hoyas Team Racing Squad traveled to Charleston to compete in the Bob Bavier Team Race.  After two days of racing the Hoyas ended up in 3rd with a record of 10-4.  The regatta was won by defending national champions Yale who finished 12-2 with their only two losses coming at the hands of the Hoyas. 

 

After a week of Spring Break practice at the College of Charleston the Hoyas traveled back home to compete in three events on March 14-15.  At the John Jackson Team Race the Hoyas struggled to in heavy winds ending up in 6th overall with a 7-7 record.  Sailing for the Hoyas were

Nancy Hagood '14

Meaghan MacRae '18

Jack Marshall '18

Elisabeth Freese '16

Massimo Mazzolini '17

Carolyn Dahl '18

AJ Reiter '17

Hollis Dana '16

Alex Post '15

Elizabeth Mullarney '16

 

 

 

At the St. Mary’s Team Race the Hoyas top team competed against the top team from around the country.  The Hoyas went 7-2 in round one but then ran into big trouble on day two.  The Hoyas lost star sailor Nevin Snow to a concussion which he received capsizing in a 30mph puff of wind.  While Nevin was taken to the hospital the team struggled without him going 1-4 to end the event.  The bright spot was when Katia DaSilva replaced Nevin as skipper and led the team to a victory over Boston College in one of the windiest races of the regatta.  Sailing for the Hoyas at St. Mary’s were

Sean Golden '16

Isabelle Ruiz De Luzuriaga '16

Nevin Snow '16

Katia DaSilva '15

Katia DaSilva '15

Albert Kraus '17

Alex Post '15

Bettina Redway '16

AJ Reiter '17

 

 

The Hoyas Women’s team also competed on March 14-15 sailing at the Navy Spring
Women’s Regatta.  The event ended up being a 1 day regatta due to the high winds on Sunday.  The Hoyas had their ups and downs and ended up 9th overall.  In A division MaryKate Mezzetti and Katie Olsen finished 17th while in B division the freshman duo of Rose Edwards and Emily Ito finished 1st with 18 points in four races. 

 

On March 21-22 the Hoyas were back at Navy and St. Mary’s for two more events.  This time the Women’s team competed at St. Mary’s in the St. Mary’s Women’s intersectional.  In what was one of the toughest regattas of the year the Hoyas ended up in 3rd overall.  In A division Nancy Hagood and Meaghan Macrae tied for 3rd while the B division duo of Katia DaSilva and Katie Olsen tied for 1st. 

 

At the Graham Hall team race the Hoyas were once again without Nevin Snow but they sailed well enough to finish 5th overall with a record of 13-5.  Sailing for the Hoyas were:

Sean Golden '16

Isabelle Ruiz De Luzuriaga '16

AJ Reiter '17

Elizabeth Mullarney '16

Alex Post '15

Bettina Redway '16

 

 

 

The Hoyas also sent a squad to the CJ Woolum Team Race at Christopher Newport University.  This young squad of Hoyas sailed exceptionally well and ended up 3rd overall with a record of 9-6.  Sailing for the Hoyas were:

 

Clay Broussard '18

Sara Rogers '18

Curtis Crooke '17

Maggie Kelly '17

Rose Edwards '18

Carolyn Dahl '18

Jack Marshall '18

Peter Kentz ‘16

 

 

 

 

On March 28-29 the Hoyas again competed in two team race regattas.  At the Szambecki team race at Old Dominion the Hoyas sailed well enough to finish 4th overall with a record of 13-11.  The Hoyas beat the top teams like Charleston and Stanford but lost close races to Dartmouth and Old Dominion.  Sailors for this event were:

Sean Golden '16

Katie Olsen '15

AJ Reiter '17

Isabelle Ruiz De Luzuriaga '16

Alex Post '15

Mary Kate Mezzetti '16

 

Katia DaSilva '15

 

Bettina Redway '16

 

 

The Hoyas also competed at Hampton University on the same weekend at the MAISA SAISA Team Race.  The Hoyas were close to winning but a late loss to Eckerd College put the Hoyas in 2nd place Overall.  Racing for the Hoyas were:

Massimo Mazzolini '17

Brian Poirier '17

John LaBossiere '17

Mary Kate Mezzetti '16

Jack Gerli '17

Jack Welty '16

Jack Marshall '18

 

 

 

The Hoyas begin their quest to qualify for the National Championships this weekend when they travel to Kings Point, NY for the MAISA Team Race Championship. 

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Hoyas keep winning!!!
Oct 14th 2014, 13:33

 

Hoyas win two conference Championships and Tom Curtis Regatta

 

Over the last two weekends the Hoyas have compete six events and have won four of them.  Results are as follows:

 

October 4-5

 

MAISA WOMEN’S Fall Championship

A div. 2nd w/43 points Nancy Hagood / Meaghan Macrae, Isabelle Teare

B div. 1st w/26 points Katia DaSilva / Katie Olsen, Elizabeth  Mullarney

 

Overall Top 6 of 14

1

Georgetown University

Hoyas

43

26

69

2

U. S. Naval Academy

Midshipmen

34

77

111

3

St. Mary's College of Maryland

Seahawks

74

58

132

4

Old Dominion University

Monarchs

54

81

135

5

George Washington University

Colonials

97

47

144

6

Cornell University

Big Red

94

71

165

 

The Hoya Women dominated their Fall Conference Championship en route to a 42 point victory.  The top 14 MAISA Women’s teams competed for the conference championship in strong and shifty winds at the US Naval Academy.  The Hoyas started off strong and never looked back.  In A division Nancy Hagood and crews Meaghan Macrae and Isabelle Teare sailed a great event getting 5 firsts, 3 seconds in the 14 race event.  As the breeze got stronger they got better which is a great sign for things to come.  In B division Katia DaSilva and crews Katie Olsen and Liz Mullarney absolutely dominated the regatta.  They won their last 8 races in a row and finished with nine first places finishes and 3 second place finishes in 14 races.  It was amazing watching them win every race.  Even with bad starts Katia was able to catch up and take the lead by the first mark in almost every race.  Truly an exceptional performace. 

 

The win give the Hoya Women a berth to the Atlantic Coast Championship November 15-16 @ MIT and gives the women the #1 schedule rank for 2015.

 

South #1 @ St. Mary’s

A div. 2nd Alex Post / Bettina Redway

B div. 1st Sean Golden / Isabelle Luzuriaga

 

Overall (top 5)

1

Georgetown University

Hoyas

66

33

99

2

St. Mary's College of Maryland

Seahawks

41

67

108

3

George Washington University

Colonials

69

48

117

4

Hampton University

Pirates

78

65

143

5

Old Dominion University

Monarchs

74

80

154

 

The South #1 is the first qualifier for the coed conference championship.  The top four teams move on to the War Memorial while the next six move to the Luce Trophy.  This was a close regatta with St. Mary’s and GW and in the end the Hoyas pulled out a satisfying win.  A div. Sailors Alex Post and Bettina Redway struggled in some races and were on the wrong side of some wind shifts but they were able to win races when they needed to.  In B divison Sean and Isabelle sailed their best regatta to date winning 10 of the 15 races sailed including five of the last six. 

 

The Hoyas are now qualified for the War Memorial Regatta November 1-2 @ SUNY Maritime.

 

 

October 11-12

MAISA Men’s Singlehanded Championship

Overall

1.     Nevin Snow   60 points

5. Greg Martinez  106 points

8. Jack Marshall 119 points

12. Clay Broussard 148 points

 

The MAISA Men’s Singlehanded Championship is the conference championship and the qualifier for the ICSA Singlehanded National Championship.  The Hoyas had some good results and a few disappointments.  Nevin Snow sailed an incredible event and won by 17 points.  Nevin missed nationals last year and was determined to make it in 2014.  He was consistent and avoided big mistakes en route to a 17 point win.  Greg Martinez, last years ICSA Singlehanded National Champion missed qualifying for national by only 7 points.  Greg had a rough first day and wasn’t sailing his best and put himself in a big hole.  On Sunday when the wind was up he go a 1,1,2 to close the point gap but just missed making nationals.  Freshmen Jack Marshall and Clay Broussard both did well in their first conference championship.  They were a little too inconsistent to finish in the top 4 but both have tremendous potential. 

 

Nevin has earned a berth to the ICSA Singlehanded National November 7-9 in Bellingham, WA.  He joins teammate Lola Bushnell who qualified for the ICSA Women’s Singlehanded Championship two weeks ago.

 

 

Tom Curtis Regatta @ Georgetown

A div. 1st AJ Reiter / Kiara Boswick

B div. 1st MaryKate Mezzetti / Katie Olsen, Rose Edwards/ Andie Dahl

 

Overall

Top 5 of 14

1

Georgetown University

Hoyas

17

21

38

2

George Washington University

Colonials 1

49

45

94

3

George Washington University

Colonials 2

48

50

98

4

Cornell University

Big Red

56

45

101

5

U. S. Naval Academy

Midshipmen

50

53

        103

 

 

The Hoyas make a point of winning their home events and this year was no different.  The Curtis Regatta is named for  an alum Thomas Curtis ’68 who was an amazing sailor and member of the GU Athletics Hall of Fame.  The Hoyas dominated both A and B division en route to the 56 point win.  Sailing in the Washington Sailing Marina Lagoon can be challenging for many teams and the Hoyas used their home court advantage to take the lead early and never look back.  The Hoyas won 14 out of the 22 races sailed. 

 

 

 

Navy Fall Women’s Intersectional

A div. 10th Nancy Hagood / Isabelle Teare

B div. 2nd  MaryKate Mezzetti / Katie Olsen, Rose Edwards/ Andie Dahl

C div.  3rd Lola Bushnell

 

Overall (top 9 of 18)

1

St. Mary's College of Maryland

Seahawks

123

96

50

269

2

U. S. Naval Academy

Midshipmen

90

103

97

290

3

College of Charleston

Cougars

82

108

105

295

4

Boston College

Eagles

81

113

106

300

5

Georgetown University

Hoyas

141

77

90

308

6

Brown University

Bears

148

137

74

359

7

Stanford University

Cardinal

180

57

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Coed Team ranked 2nd, Women ranked 14th to start the 2014-15 season
Oct 1st 2014, 12:40

 

 

Women's Rankings

Women Total Points
Coast Guard [16] (329)
Bowdoin (275)
Dartmouth [4] (tie) (254)
Yale [3] (254)
Stanford (253)
MIT (240)
Charleston (202)
Vermont (162)
Navy (124)
Boston College (88)
Brown (83)
Harvard (82)
Tufts (81)
Georgetown (69)
Conn. College (60)

also receiving votes: Rhode Island, Old Dominion, Cornell, Roger Williams, Eckerd, Hobart/ Wm. Smith, St. Mary’s, South Florida, Fordham, Boston Univ., Northeastern

COED Total Points
Yale [22] (459)
Georgetown [1] (430)
Charleston (404)
Dartmouth (384)
Boston College (tie) (299)
Roger Williams (299)
Brown (294)
Harvard (280)
Old Dominion (275)
Tufts (272)
Navy (191)
St. Mary’s (178)
Stanford (175)
Bowdoin (165)
MIT (tie) (140)
Coast Guard (140)
Vermont (124)
Fordham (79)
Conn. College (70)
George Washington (56)

also receiving votes: South Florida, Hobart/Wm. Smith, Rhode Island, U. Penn, SUNY Maritime, Eckerd, Kings Point, Boston, Cornell, UC Santa Barbara, Hawaii

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Freshman Lola Bushnell qualifies for Women's Singlehanded Nationals
Oct 1st 2014, 12:34

 

The Georgetown University Sailing Team competed in three regattas last weekend.  The results are as follows:

 

 

MAISA Women’s Singlehanded Championships

Top 4 go to the National Championships

Overall out of 20

3. Lola Bushnell

7. Rose Edwards

8. Nancy Hagood

10. MaryKate Mezzetti

 

 

Freshman Lola Bushnell sailed a great regatta finishing 3rd out of 20 and earning a trip to the National Championships in Bellingham, WA Nov. 7-9.  The Women’s Singlehanded Championships was sailed in extremely light winds.  Only 9 of 20 scheduled races were completed due to winds that never exceeded 6mph.  This put a tremendous amount of pressure on the sailors to remain consistent.  Any finishes out of the top 10 made a trip to nationals very difficult to achieve.  Lola never finished worse than ninth and was able to hold off strong competition from ODU and St. Mary’s to finish 3rd.  Lola is the only freshman from MAISA to earn a trip to the national championship. 

 

The other Hoya Sailors each had their chances to make it and they sailed well but a few tough races hurt their scores too much.  Rose Edwards was sailing her first laser regatta and she improved throughout but needed more practice to make it.  MaryKate Mezzetti was aggressive and fast but had too many starting errors that cost her points.  Nancy Hagood was clearly one of the best sailors at the event but she fouled in the first race and got a 17 and then was victimized by a bad wind shift in race 2 which put her about 30 points out of qualifying right away.  Nancy sailed well and caught up a lot but there weren’t enough races to make up for the bad start.

 

 

MAISA Laser Elimination

Top 6 qualify for MAISA Men’s Singlehanded Championship

20 Teams

2nd Jack Marshall

5th Clay Broussard

15th John LaBossiere

 

Jack Marshall and Clay Broussard join Nevin Snow and Greg Martinez at the MAISA Conference Championship. Conditions were very challenging with light air and motorboat chop throughout the weekend.  Jack Marshall started strong by winning race 1 and kept in the top 3 over the course of the nine race regatta.  Clay Broussard had a few bad finishes in the beginning so he needed to sail well on Sunday to make the top 6.  He sailed exceptionally well Sunday making very few errors and showing exceptional boatspeed downwind.

 

 

St. Mary’s Intersectional

20 Teams

A div. 2nd w/ 82 points AJ Reiter / Maggie Kelly

B div. 6th w/ 98 points Grge Martinez, Alex Post / Isabelle Luzuriaga

 

5th Overall

 

The Hoyas sailed against a good fleet at the St. Mary’s Intersectional and came away with a fifth place finish behind MIT, St. Mary’s Stanford and Dartmouth.

In A div. Sophomores AJ Reiter and Maggie Kelly sailed their best collegiate regatta to date finishing 2nd overall.  In B div Greg Martinez sailed Saturday and had some good finishes in light air.  On Sunday Senior Alex Post switched in and he and crew Isabelle Luzuriaga won the last four races in a row.

 

 

 

The Hoyas will be competing in two events this weekend

MAISA Women’s Championship @ Navy

MAISA South Qualifier @ St. Mary’s

   

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Hoyas Win Nevins Trophy
Sep 24th 2014, 10:40

 Hoyas Win Nevins Trophy

 

The Georgetown University Coed Sailing Team competed at their first interconference regatta of the 2014 Fall season and came away with a win at the Nevins Trophy.  Results are as follows

 

Nevins Trophy - 20 Teams

A div. 1st w/35 points  Nevin Snow / Katia DaSilva, Nancy Hagood

B div.   10th w/ 101 points Alex Post / Bettina Redway, Katie Olsen

C div. 1st w/ 43 points Greg Martinez

 

Overall Top 9 of 20

 

School

A

 

B

 

C

 

TOT

 

1

Georgetown University

35

 

101

 

43

 

179

 

2

Harvard University

73

 

84

 

54

 

211

 

3

College of Charleston

97

 

70

 

63

 

230

 

4

Old Dominion University

45

 

113

 

86

 

244

 

5

Brown University

112

 

73

 

74

 

259

 

6

Dartmouth College

84

 

84

 

94

 

262

 

7

U. S. Naval Academy

91

 

85

 

87

 

263

 

8

St. Mary's College of Maryland

99

 

97

 

103

 

299

 

9

Roger Williams University

133

 

110

 

63

 

306

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Nevins Trophy was the first real test of the Georgetown Coed team for the 2014-15 season.  The regatta featured all of the best MAISA teams as well as many of the top New England and South Atlantic Schools.  Conditions varied across the two day event from fairly wind on Saturday morning to light and variable on Sunday.  A strong current coming out of the East River also made conditions challenging to the competitors.  Right from the start the Hoyas proved they were the top team.  In A division Nevin and Katia won the first three races never finished worse than 7th.  In B Alex and Bettina struggled a bit after a summer away from sailing but they finished the event with a 2,8,1,2 in the last four races to help the Hoyas pull away from Harvard.  In C Greg Martinez sailed a very consistent regatta en route to an 11 point win in the division.  Greg had only one race out of the top 5. 

 

The Hoyas will be competing in three events this weekend.

 

MAISA Women’s Singlehanded Championship @ Navy

MAISA Men’s Laser Qualifier @ Navy

St. Mary’s Interconference Regatta @ St. Mary’s College of Md.

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Hoyas Start off season with Big Wins!
Sep 24th 2014, 10:39

 

Hoyas win Riley Cup and Laser South qualifier.

 

The Georgetown University Sailing Team competed in three events this weekend. The results are as follows

 

Laser South Qualifier at Navy

20 teams

Overall

1.     Nevin Snow. 30 points

2.     Greg Martinez 54 points

11. Jack Marshall 94 points

11. Clay Broussard 94 points

 

The Hoyas coed team performed quite well at the laser south qualifier. The top 6 individuals from this event qualify for the Van Duyne trophy which is the MAISA men's singlehanded championships.

 

Nevin Snow sailed an almost flawless event winning the first two races and not finishing out of the top 5 until the last race. Greg Martinez, the reigning collegiate national champion had an adjustment period as he transitioned back to shorter course racing. After a slow star he settled down and sailed well enough for second place. A pair of freshmen Clay Broussard and Jack Marshall tied for 11th overall. Both sailors had flashes of brilliance but were not consistent enough to finish in the top 6.

 

Laser Radial Open @ Navy

20 teams

Overall

2. Nancy Hagood 47 points

2. Lola Bushnell 47 points

10. MaryKate Mezzetti 84 points

13 Madeline Higgins 97 points

 

This was a great start for our women's team. Nancy Hagood, who missed all of last season, returned to college sailing in great form. She was consistent and fast and finished 2nd overall tied with Hoya freshman Lola Bushnell. In her first college event Lola performed exceptionally well. She was almost unbeatable when the breeze was steady. MaryKate was sailing a laser for the first time and she showed steady improvement including wining the second to last race. Madeline was easily in the top five overall on Saturday but an injury really slowed her down on Sunday.  The top 10 from this event qualified for the Faye Bennett trophy which is the women's conference singlehanded championship.

 

 

Riley Cup @ Old Dominion

18 teams

1.     Georgetown Blue - 52 points

4. Georgetown Gray - 66 points

 

Georgetown Blue

A div 2nd w/ 23 points Sean Golden / Meaghan Macrae

B div. 2nd w/ 29 points AJ Reiter/ Elizabeth Mullarney

 

Georgetown Gray

A div. 4th w/ 31 points Jack Gerli / Emily Ito

B div.  3rd w/ 35 points Rose Edwards / Isabelle Luzuriaga

 

The Riley Cup proved to be a very successful event for the Hoyas. We sent two teams to compete and they finished 1st and 4th overall. The Blue team featured mostly veterans with Meaghan Macrae as the only freshman. The team sailed well throughout the event and wine easily. The gray squad had two freshman Emily Ito and Rose Edwards. They were paired with Jack Gerli and Isabelle Luzuriaga. Overall this was an encouraging performance so early in the season.

 

 

The Hoyas will be competing in one event this weekend:

Nevins Trophy @ Kings Point. 

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3 GUST Alums at World Championships
Sep 17th 2014, 08:16

The ISAF Sailing World Championships have begun in Santander, Spain, with sailing going through next week.  Three GUST alums are competing.  After four races in the women's 470 class, Sydney Bolger stands 34th with her crew Carly Shevitz (CofC).  After seven races, both Charlie Buckingham and Chris Barnard stand in the top 10 of the 147-strong Laser class, in fourth and eighth, respectively.

Follow results here: http://www.sailing.org/events/isafworlds/results-santander2014.php

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