ITHACA, NY -- The Washington College sailing team finished seventh of eight teams at the Prosser Trophy, the MAISA Team Race Championships, held this weekend at Cornell.
Washington finished the regatta with a head-to-head record of 2-12. Washington's two wins both came in the first round robin - one against New York Maritime and the other against Cornell. After two round robins, the top four teams advanced to the final four. Three teams tied with a final record of 13-4, but Georgetown took first place, Hobart/William Smith second, and St. Mary's third based on tie-breakers. Navy was fourth at 9-8. Old Dominion (7-7), New York Maritime (4-10), Washington, and Cornell (1-13) rounded out the field. Georgetown is currently ranked second in the nation in team racing. St. Mary's is ranked sixth, Navy seventh, Hobart/William Smith ninth, New York Maritime 12th, and Old Dominion 16th.
Junior skipper Mike Whitford (Chicago, IL/Francis W. Parker School) and senior crew Caroline Hill (Tiverton, RI/Bishop Stang), junior skipper Mildred Conroy (Newtown, MA/Tabor Academy) and sophomore crew Matt Lawler (Alexandria, VA/Christchurch School), and freshman skipper Sam Fitzgerald (Fairfield, CT/Greens Farms Academy) and freshman crew P.J. Miller (Lawrenceville, NJ/Notre Dame) sailed for Washington at the regatta.
Saturday's racing saw a steady breeze of 8-11 miles per hour settle in around 1:00 p.m. Sunday's races sailed in a 6-12 mph wind from the south.
The Washington College sailing team returns to action next weekend at the America Trophy, the MAISA Co-Ed Spring Championships, hosted by St. Mary's.