KINGS POINT, N.Y. -- The Washington College sailing team finished 15th of 20 teams at the Kings Point Dinghy Open, hosted by Merchant Marine, and 18th of 18 teams at the Stu Nelson Women's, hosted by Connecticut College, this weekend.
At the Kings Point Dinghy Open, sophomore skipper Eric Siegel (Kilmarnock, Va./Christchurch School) and freshman crew Matt McDermaid (Huntington Beach, Calif./Huntington Beach) were 10th in A Division, while freshman skipper Alex Smith (Wantagh, N.Y./General Douglas MacArthur) and freshman crew Karlyn Long (Louisville, Colo./Fairview) placed 16th in B Division. Siegel and McDermaid finished in the top five in five of the 16 A Division races, peaking with a second-place finish in race 13A.
Fifteenth-ranked New York Maritime won the Kings Point Dinghy Open, followed by 20th-ranked Fordham in second and fifth-ranked Dartmouth in third. Eight races in each division sailed on Saturday and another eight in each division sailed on Sunday. Saturday saw breezes of 20 knots or more, while Sunday saw winds of 6-17 knots.
At the Stu Nelson Women's Open, junior skipper Eleanor Conroy (West Dennis, Mass./Tabor Academy) and sophomore crew Alex Crawford (Annapolis, Md./Severna Park) were 14th in A Division, while sophomore skipper Siobhan Ryan (Aberdeen, N.J./St. John Vianney) and junior crew Blair Towers (Goochland, Va./St. Anne's-Belfield) placed 18th in B Division.
Yale, the top-ranked team in women's sailing, won the Stu Nelson Women's, followed by seventh-ranked Brown in second and fourth-ranked Dartmouth in third. Eight A Division and six B Division races sailed on Saturday; two A Division and four B Division races sailed on Sunday.
Next weekend, the Washington College sailing team will compete at the War Memorial, the MAISA Fall Co-Ed Dinghy Championships, hosted by Old Dominion.