CHARLESTON, SC -- The Washington College sailing team opened its spring season with a 12th place finish out of 14 teams this weekend at the College of Charleston Spring Intersectional.
Freshman skipper Sam Fitzgerald (Fairfield, CT/Green Farms Academy) sailed with senior crew Caroline Hill (Tiverton, RI/Bishop Stang) (races 1A-4A and 7A, 10A) and freshman crew PJ Miller (Lawrenceville, NJ/Notre Dame) (races 5A, 6A, and 11A) to place 14th in A Division. Sophomore skipper Sam Bedinger (Richmond, VA/St. Christopher's) and senior crew Max Kurland (Sharon, CT/Hotchkiss School) finished ninth in B Division. Bedinger skippered Washington to three top-five finishes among the 11 B Division races, including a second-place finish in race 2B.
Ninth-ranked host Charleston won the regatta, followed by 18th-ranked Florida in second and Coast Guard in third.
Saturday's races were held under clear skies in a north-northwest to north-northeast breeze of around eight knots. Six A Division and four B Division races sailed on Saturday. The remaining five A Division and seven B Division races sailed on Sunday.
The Washington College sailing team will host the Tom Noble Team Race next weekend on the Chester River.