WC Sailing Takes 11th at Grant Trophy

WC Sailing Takes 11th at Grant Trophy

GENEVA, N.Y. — The Washington College sailing team finished 11th of 17 teams at The Grant Trophy, hosted by Hobart/William Smith in Geneva, N.Y., this weekend. Wintry conditions on Sunday limited the regatta to Saturday racing only. 

The Grant Trophy

How It Happened
- Paul Hart skippered Washington to 12th place in A Division. He sailed with Allison Cochran for four races and Haber Carlson for four races.  Hart and Carlson were sixth in race 5A. Hart and Cochran placed seventh in race 1A.
- Skipper Will Sunkler and crew Bridgette Hindt were ninth in B Division. Their best individual race finish was fourth in race 7B. They were also fifth in race 4B.

Notes
- Eight races sailed in each division on Saturday.
- The top six finishing teams at the Grant who were not previously qualified for the America Trophy secured the final six spots for the America Trophy, which serves as the MAISA Spring Co-Ed Dinghy Championships. Host Hobart/William Smith won the regatta, but had previously qualified for the America Trophy. The next six-best finishing teams were, in order, Stevens, Stony Brook, Virginia, Villanova, Columbia, and Christopher Newport. 

Weather
- Saturday saw an 8-15 knot breeze from the north-northeast. Sunday's wintry mix and ice prevented any additional racing.

Up Next for the Washington College Sailing Team
4/28&29 @ Salisbury Spring Open
- The Salisbury Spring Open will conclude the season for the Washington College sailing team.