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Hoyas keep winning!!!
Oct 14th, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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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Five Hoyas named to All - MAISA team. Nevin Snow named MAISA Sailor of the year
May 1st, 14:11

Five Hoyas named to All-Conference Team. Nevin Snow named conference player of the year. 
 
The Middle Atlantic Intercollegiate Sailing Association named its 2013-2014 All Conference team this weekend. Five Hoyas made the list. 
 
For the women's team both MaryKate Mezzetti and Katia DaSilva were named to the 2nd team. 
 
Bettina Redway and Katia DaSilva were named to the All Conference Crew first team. 
 
Nevin Snow and Alex Post were named to Coed Skipper All Conference first team. Additionally Nevin Snow was named the Conference Player of the Year.  
 
  

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Hoyas Win America Trophy!
May 1st, 14:03

 Hoyas win America Trophy. Qualify for ICSA fleet racing National Championships

 
The Georgetown coed sailing team finished their 2013-14 regular season with a win at the MAISA Conference Championship. The regatta, called the America Trophy, features the top 18 teams in the conference and was held at the US Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, NY. 
This marks the 7th time in 8 years that the Hoyas have won the America Trophy (finished tied for first in 2010). 
 
The regatta was held over two days and in a variety of conditions. The first day saw very light winds with large shifts in direction and speed which made it very hard to have consistently good finishes. For the most part the Hoyas avoided any bad finishes and ended the day in first overall a few points ahead of Navy and Old Dominion. The second day of the regatta featured a strong NW wind with large waves. Once again the Hoyas were consistently in the top 10 and were able to hold off a late charge by St. Mary's College of Maryland to win the regatta by 12 points. 
 
The Hoyas finished first in A division with Skipper Nevin Snow and crews Katia DaSilva and Amanda Taselaar. The Hoyas finished 4th in B division with skipper Alex Post and crews Katie Olsen and Bettina Redway. 
 
The Hoyas have qualified for all three spring national championships, Women's, Team Racing and Fleet Racing. The national championships will be held at the Naval Academy and St. Mary's from May 27-June 6. 
 
  

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Hoyas Win MAISA Women's Championship!
Apr 22nd, 12:51

 

Georgetown Women’s Sailing Team wins 2014 MAISA Spring Conference Championship – Qualifies for the ICSA Women’s National Championship

 

 

After a difficult season that Fall and Spring season that saw the team unranked for the first time in many years, the Georgetown Women’s Sailing Team finished the regular season by winning the conference championship this weekend.  This was an amazing turnaround for the team. 

 

The Women’s team started the fall season ranked #8 in the country and were returning a group of seniors who had been starters since their sophomore year.  During the first week of practice Nancy Hagood, the sole all-American on the team, was lost for the year with a concussion.  This forced a reshuffling of roles on the team and their were some growing pains.  Despite a 2nd place finish at the fall conference championship the Hoyas failed to earn a national ranking due in large part to a 15th place finish at the Fall Atlantic Coast Championships in November. 

The Hoyas started off the spring season with a few good regattas that brought them back into the national rankings but they were still far off the pace of the best teams.  The girls made it their goal to become faster and better starters and after months of hard work they put their skills to the test this weekend at Cornell. 

 

The MAISA women’s championship features the top 14 schools in MAISA with the top 6 qualifying for the National Championship.  The US Naval Academy ranked #4 in the country was heavily favored to win the event.  The last spots would be up for grabs among St. Mary’s, Hobart, Old Dominion, GW, Hampton, Cornell, Fordham and Georgetown. 

 

The weather Saturday was perfect on Cayuga Lake.  Winds were NNW at 10-15mph with some higher gusts.  A decent wave pattern made for surfing conditions on the run legs.  From the start of race 1 the Hoyas became the team to beat.  In A division MaryKate Mezzetti skippered with Amanda Taselaar crewing.  This was a new combination featuring or two starting skippers sailing together.  Despite having limited time in the boat together Amanda and MK sailed great.  They started the regatta with a 2,2,1,1 to stake the Hoyas to an early lead.  After a set of 14, 9 a switch was made in A.  Amanda skippered with senior Merritt Moran as crew.  That duo scored a 7,2 to end the day which gave the Hoyas a decent lead over Navy.  On Sunday MK and Amanda started again and had four good races to end the event in 3rd overall just 6 points out of 2nd place. 

 

The real surprise of the regatta was the Georgetown B division boat of Katia DaSilva and Bettina Redway.  Katia and Bettina are the starting crews for the coed team and had never raced together in a regatta.  They were by far the fastest boat on the water.  They won 5 of the first 8 races.  When the breeze picked up a bit Madeline Higgins subbed in for Bettina and scored a 1,3 to end the day.  By the end of the 14 race regatta Katia Bettina and Madeline had opened up a 40 point lead in B division.  The Hoyas beat Navy by 11 points to claim the overall win. 

 

The Hoyas qualified for the ICSA Women’s National Championships May 27-30 at the US Naval Academy.

 

 

MAISA Spring Women’s Conference Championship @ Cornell

A div. 3rd w/ 69 points MaryKate Mezzetti, Amanda Taselaar / Amanda Taselaar, Merrit Moran

B div. 1st w/ 31 points Katia DaSilva / Bettina Redway, Madeline Higgins

 

Overall (Top 5)

1.   Georgetown     100

2.  Navy                    111

3.  Old Dominion   142

4.  Cornell                 167

5.  Hobart                170

 

 

 

 

The Hoyas coed team finishes their regular season this weekend at the America Trophy @ Kings Point.  The America Trophy is the MAISA Conference Fleet Race Championship and qualifier for the ICSA Coed National Championship.

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Hoyas Qualify for ICSA Team Race Nationals
Apr 9th, 11:00

 

The Georgetown University Sailing Team finished 2nd at the Captain Prosser Trophy this weekend and clinched a berth to the ICSA National Championship.

 

 

MAISA Conference Team Race Championship.  Prosser Trophy @ Navy

Overall Top 4

1. St. Mary’s    18-3

2. Georgeotwn   17-4

3. Navy 15-6

4. Old Dominion  10-11

 

 

The Prosser Trophy is the Conference Championship for team racing and its generally considered the toughest regatta in MAISA.  The format of the event is a triple round robin among the top 8 teams in the conference.  The Hoyas who started out strong this spring were coming off their worst performance of the year where they went 8-13 at the Szambecki Team Race.   The Hoyas Achilles heel all year has been sailing in big breeze.  Unfortunately the forecast at Navy for Saturday was 15-35mph winds.  Despite the unfavorable conditions the Hoyas were flawless on Saturday going 15-1 including 7-0 in the first round.  The Hoyas used 8 different crews, subbing constantly to keep everyone from getting tired out.  At the end of the second round the Hoyas had already clinched a berth to the National Championship.  Sunday’s conditions were very light and shifty with the wind dying throughout the morning.  The Hoyas lost a close race to Navy and then followed that up with a loss to St. Mary’s.  The Hoyas led in both races but made some critical mistakes on the last leg of each race.  The loss to St. Mary’s meant the Hoyas would finish 2nd in the Regatta.  While disappointed in not winning the conference championship the Hoyas are excited to be participating in the ICSA Team Race National Championship May 31- June 2. 

 

 

Sailing for the Hoyas were

Skippers: Nevin Snow, Alex Post, Sean Golden

Crews: Katie Olsen, Katia DaSilva, Isabelle Luzuriaga, Bettina Redway, Amanda Taselaar, Eliana Michaels, Isabelle Teare, Jack Gerli

 

 

 

The Hoyas will be competing in two events this weekend

 

Arrigan Regatta @ Georgetown

Trux Regatta @ Navy

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