Washington College Sailing Places Ninth at Ocean County Fall Open

Washington College Sailing Places Ninth at Ocean County Fall Open

TOMS RIVER, N.J. -- The Washington College sailing team finished ninth of 18 teams at the Ocean County Fall Open this weekend. 

Sophomore skipper Alex Smith (Wantagh, N.Y./General Douglas MacArthur) and freshman crew Allison Cochran (Mount Airy, Md./Urbana) were 10th in A Division. Sophomore skipper Hannah Schmidt (Trappe, Md./Easton) sailed with freshman crew Maura Matthews (Pottstown, Pa./Owen J. Roberts) and freshman crew Bridgette Hindt (Clayton, Del./Smyrna) to place seventh in B Division. Schmidt skippered Washington to five top-five finishes in the 12 B Division races.

Ten races in each division sailed on Saturday. Only two races in each division were sailed Sunday before the regatta was stopped due to excessive winds and unsafe conditions. 13th-ranked St. Mary's won the regatta, followed by 20th-ranked Fordham in second and 15th-ranked Navy in third.

Next weekend, the Washington College sailing team will compete at the Kings Point Dinghy Open, hosted by Merchant Marine.