March 16, 2016
WASHINGTON - The No. 1 Georgetown University coed sailing team continued its hot start to the season by winning the John Jackson 9’03) Memorial Team Race Regatta last weekend on the friendly waters of the Potomac River. The women’s sailing team also continued its solid start with a second-place finish at the Navy Women’s Intersectional in Annapolis, Md.
John Jackson Memorial Regatta
Skippers: Campbell D’Eliscu, Sean Golden, Jack Gerli, Roger Dorr, Noah Kelleher, Nevin Snow, Andy Reiter, AJ Reiter, Jack Marshall, Curtis Crooke
Crews: Rebecca Fung, Isabelle Luzuriaga, Claire Mohun, Meaghan MacRae, Maggie Kelly
The Hoyas showcased their depth at the John Jackson Team Race by using 15 different athletes. The Hoyas finished the regatta with a 13-1 record. Roger Williams finished second with a record of 8-6. The only GU loss of the regatta came at the hands of Old Dominion in the final race of the event.
The John Jackson Regatta is named after John T. Jackson (’03), a member of the Georgetown sailing team who passed away in a tragic accident a few months after graduation.
The Navy Spring Women’s Intersectional featured most of the top 20 teams in the country. Light winds hampered racing all weekend, and of the 36 races scheduled, only 10 were completed.
In the A division, Mary Kate Mezzeti (Hyannnis, Mass./Barnstable) and Bettina Redway (Providence, R.I./St. George’s) continued their hot streak, winning three of five races and finishing one point out of first. In the B division, Rosie Edwards (Chicago, Ill./St. Ignatius College Prep) and Emily Fung (Rye, N.Y./Rye) also sailed well, finishing just a few points shy of first place. Overall, Yale won the regatta with 42 points while the Hoyas finished second (53).
The Hoyas will continue the spring season with three regattas this weekend. The Blue & Gray will travel to Annapolis, Md., for the Graham Hall Team Race; St. Mary’s City, Md., for the St. Mary’s Intersectional; and Chestertown, Md., for the Washington College Team Race.