Sailing Closes Out Season with 16th-Place Finish at America Trophy

Sailing Closes Out Season with 16th-Place Finish at America Trophy

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The Washington College sailing team closed out its 2018-19 season with a 16th place finish among 18 teams at the America Trophy, the MAISA Spring Co-Ed Dinghy Championships, this weekend at Navy.  

America Trophy (MAISA Spring Co-Ed Dinghy Championships)

Washington College Highlights
- Skipper Paul Hart sailed with crews Ellie Lienert (races 1A-2A and 7A-12A) and Jack Mecca (races 3A-6A) to place 16th in A Division. Hart and Lienert finished 10th in races 7A and 10A.
- Skipper Henry Proud and crew Andrew Vernon placed 16th in B Division. They put up 10th-place finishes in races 6B and 10B.

Notes
- The top nine finishing teams at the America Trophy qualified for the Gill College Sailing Co-Ed National Championship to be held at Brown University May 28th-31st. Those nine teams, in finishing order, were Navy, Hobart/William Smith, St. Mary's, Georgetown, Fordham, Old Dominion, Pennsylvania, Cornell, and George Washington.
- Ten races in each division sailed on Saturday in windy and gusty conditions that eventually tapered off at the end of the day. Light conditions on Sunday limited the regatta to just two more races in each division in the afternoon.  
- The 2018-19 season marked the first time in three years that the Washington College sailing team qualified for both the fall (War Memorial) and spring (America Trophy) MAISA Co-Ed Dinghy Championship regattas.
- Hart was the Washington College sailing team's lone senior this season.