Washington College Sailing Seventh at Two Regattas

NORFOLK, Va. — The Washington College sailing team competed at a pair of regatta in the Hampton Roads area this weekend. Washington placed seventh of eight teams at Old Dominion's Szambecki Team Race and seventh of eight teams at the Christopher Newport Invitational for the Hanbury Cup.

Szambecki Team Race

How It Happened
- Washington posted a 2-19 head-to-head race record, picking up two wins against Wisconsin, which finished eighth at 1-20.
- Eric Siegel, Hannah Schmidt, and Alex Smith were Washington's skippers at the regatta. Lindsey Arnstein, Griff Rodrigue, and Karlyn Long were the team's crews.
- Georgetown won the Szambecki Team Race with an 18-3 record, winning a tie-breaker against second-place Charleston (18-3) due to the Hoyas' 2-1 head-to-head record against the Cougars. St. Mary's and Navy both went 14-7, but St. Mary's was a perfect 3-0 in head-to-head races to claim third place. Old Dominion was fifth at 10-11, while New York Maritime was sixth at 7-14.  

- A full triple round robin of the eight competing schools was completed, with two full round robins (56 races) sailing on Saturday and the third (28 races) sailing on Sunday.

- Saturday began with a stiff 13-19 knot northeasterly which shifted to the east throughout the day and tapered all the way down to six knots by the end of racing.
- Sunday's races sailed in a 5-9 knot northeasterly. 

CNU Invitational for the Hanbury Cup

How It Happened
- Washington's A Division duo of Mason Sheen and Allison Cochran were 13th in the combined field of 16 A and B Division entries. Sheen and Cochran were third in the second race and fifth in the fourth.
- The B Division tandem of Paul Hart and Bridgette Hindt were15th.  They placed seventh in three different races.
- Eckerd won the regatta, followed by Christopher Newport in second and George Washington in third.

- The regatta used a combined racing format where competitors from both A and B Division sailed against each other in every race. Each race thus featured 16 boats (two from each school) rather than eight.
- Ten races sailed on Saturday. The remaining six races sailed on Sunday.

- Saturday saw a cool northerly breeze that ranged from 4-12 knots and shifted from the east all the way to the northwest.
- Sunday's races sailed in a less shifty northerly breeze of 5-10 knots. 

Up Next for the Washington College Sailing Team
4/2&3 @ Team Race Challenge (hosted by Old Dominion)
- The top two teams at the Team Race Challenge will qualify for the Prosser Trophy (the MAISA Team Race Championships).