Washington College Finishes 4th at Pirate Team Race

Washington College Finishes 4th at Pirate Team Race

HAMPTON, Va. — The Washington College sailing team finished fourth of six teams at the Pirate Team Race, hosted by Hampton University, this weekend.

Pirate Team Race

How It Happened
- Washington went 5-10 in the triple round-robin event.
- The top three finishing teams - St. Mary's (13-2), George Washington (12-3), and Virginia (11-4) - outdistanced themselves from the other half of the field. Washington was 0-9 against those three schools, but 5-1 against Hampton (3-12) and Stony Brook (1-14).
- Eric Siegel, Alex Smith, and Hannah Schmidt served as Washington's skippers at the regatta. Lindsey Arnstein, Karlyn Long, and Bridgette Hindt were the team's crews. 

Notes
- Twenty-four races were finished on Saturday. The remaining 21 races were completed on Sunday.
- This was the first of four team races on Washington's spring schedule prior to the Team Race Challenge on April 2nd and 3rd, the qualifying regatta for the Prosser Trophy/MAISA Team Race Championships.

Weather
- Saturday's racing started with light and shifty winds that clocked 180 degrees before finally setting in at 7-8 knots from the southeast.
- Sunday saw a steady southwesterly of 9-10 knots and calm seas. 

Up Next for the Washington College Sailing Team
3/5&6 hosts Tom Noble Team Race