Washington College Sailing Opens Spring with Own Team Race

Washington College Sailing Opens Spring with Own Team Race

CHESTERTOWN, Md. — The Washington College sailing team opened its spring racing season this weekend by hosting the Washington College Team Race. Washington finished sixth of six teams in the regatta. 

Washington College Team Race

How it Happened
- Three full round-robins were completed during the weekend with Cornell winning the regatta with a 13-2 head-to-head record. George Washington and Navy both went 10-5 with George Washington taking second place overall due to a 2-1 head-to-head record against Navy. Fordham went 8-7, Penn 3-12, and Washington 1-14. Washington's win on the weekend came against Penn during the second round robin.
- Alex Smith, Hannah Schmidt, Matt McDermaid, Will Sunkler, and Paul Hart served as skippers for Washington College during the regatta. Allison Cochran, Lindsey Arnstein, Charles Streitwieser, Griff Rodrigue, Ellie Lienert, and Bridgette Hindt served as the team's crews. 

- Two full race sets were completed on Saturday. The third was completed on Sunday.

- Saturday racing began in a very light breeze from the east, shifting toward the northeast. The wind dropped out completely around midday, but filled back in from the northeast in the afternoon and built to a steady 10-12 knots.
- Sunday morning's snow showers lifted 30 minutes prior to the start of racing. Sailing began in 10-knot easterly winds, which lost velocity and shifted northeast. 

Up Next for the Washington College Sailing Team
3/25&26 @ MAISA/SAISA Open (hosted by Hampton)
3/25&26 @ CNU Team Race for the Hanbury Trophy (hosted by Christopher Newport)