Georgetown Sailing Wins ICSA West Region Semifinals
The Hoyas finished 20 points ahead of the nearest competitor.

The Hoyas finished 20 points ahead of the nearest competitor.

April 29, 2008

The Georgetown University sailing seam capped off a tremendously successful regular season with a victory at the ICSA West Region semifinals last weekend held at the U.S. Sailing Center in Long Beach, CA.

The Hoyas earned a berth to the semifnals by winning their MAISA Conference Championship two weekends ago.

The third-ranked Hoyas matched up against some of the best teams in country in an effort to gain a berth to the ICSA National Championship scheduled for June 2 - 4 in Newport, R.I.

From the start of the regatta the Hoyas were clearly the team to beat.

In A Division, Chris Behm and Carly Camberlain proved to be in a class by themselves winning 5 of the first 8 races.

Freshman Charlie Buckingham and crew Alex Taylor also jumped out to an early lead winning four of the first six races in the B Division.

The Hoyas ended the day with a 30-point lead over second place Yale.

Sunday morning saw some light and shifty Santa Ana winds in Long Beach and the Hoyas stumbled a bit briefly falling out of the top spot to a hard charging Yale squad.

However, the Hoyas fought back and finished with a 20-point win over Yale.

Behm and Chamberlain won the A division by 20 points while Buckingham and Taylor finished the B Division in second place, one point behind Yale.

Overall Top Ten
1. Georgetown - 51, 61, 112
2. Yale - 72, 60, 132
3. Brown - 101, 77, 178
4. College of Charleston - 86, 98, 184
5. MIT - 120, 80, 200 7. USMMA - Kings Point - 99, 127, 226
8. South Florida - 116, 121, 237
9. NY Maritime - 148, 92, 240
10. Hawaii - 130, 128, 258

The Hoyas concluded the regular regular season but will work through the upcoming week of exams. Following exams, the team prepares for the Women's, Team Racing and Coed National Championships to be held in from May 26 - June 4 in Newport, R.I.



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