Washington College Sailing Sixth at MAISA/SAISA Open, Sixth at Hanbury Trophy

Washington College Sailing Sixth at MAISA/SAISA Open, Sixth at Hanbury Trophy

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — The Washington College sailing team finished sixth of 11 teams at the MAISA/SAISA Open, hosted by Hampton, and sixth of six teams at the Christopher Newport Team Race for the Hanbury Trophy this weekend.

MAISA/SAISA Open

How it Happened
- Skipper Paul Hart and crew Bridgette Hindt placed eighth in A Division for Washington. Their best race finish was fourth in race 4A.
- Skipper Will Sunkler and crew Ellie Lienert placed fifth in B Division for Washington. They placed third in each of the first two B Division races.

Notes
- Six races in each division sailed on Saturday. Three more races in each division sailed on Sunday.
- Hampton, George Washington, and Virginia took the top three overall spots at the regatta, respectively.

Weather
- Saturday saw consistent winds from the southwest of 10-11 knots. Sunday's races sailed in a steady northeast wind of eight knots.

CNU Team Race for the Hanbury Trophy

How it Happened
- Washington finished with a 0-15 head-to-head record at the regatta for its sixth-place finish.
- Skipper Alex Smith and crew Allison Cochran, skipper Hannah Schmidt and crew Andrew Vernon, and skipper Matt McDermaid and crew Lindsey Arnstein sailed for Washington. 

Notes
- Three full round robins were completed on Saturday. The initial plan was to conduct final rounds of sailing on Sunday, but there was not enough breeze to complete any races and the results after Saturday's races were determined to be final.
- Virginia won the regatta with a 14-1 record. Christopher Newport was second at 12-3, Navy third at 10-5, Old Dominion fourth at 5-10, and Georgetown fifth at 4-11.

Weather
- Saturday's races sailed in a southwesterly breeze of 5-10 knots.

Up Next for the Washington College Sailing Team
4/1&2 @ Oriental SailPack Interconference (hosted by North Carolina State)