WASHINGTON - Following two days of sailing in an 18-boat semifinal, the Georgetown University sailing team advanced to the finals of the 2017 ICSA Gill Coed National Championship on Wednesday night. The top nine teams from each of two semifinals advanced to the finals, held on the Charleston Harbor and the Cooper River in Charleston, S.C.
Georgetown finished seventh in the western semifinal with a combined 147 points, collecting 73 points in the A division (6th) and 74 points in the B division (5th).
Through 11 races in the A division, the Hoyas closed strong with seven of the final eight races among the top seven. The A division was a close race as only five points separated the fourth-place Brown University Bears (71) and the seventh-place U.S. Coast Guard Academy (76).
The GU squad in the B division was streaky as the semifinal races closed. The lone B division win in the 10th race was flanked by double-digit performances in the eighth, ninth and 11th races.
The finals will combine the top nine teams from each semifinal into an 18-boat regatta with competition starting on Thursday, June 1 and continuing through Friday, June 2.
Live coverage of the national championships will be available on the official website of the 2017 ICSA Nationals.
Results and Lineups (Western Semifinal)
1. Navy (116); 2. Yale (135); 3. Tufts (136); 4. Boston College (137); 5. U.S. Coast Guard Academy (142); 6. Brown (146); Georgetown (147); 8. USF (162); 9. UC Santa Barbara (181); 10. Old Dominion (200); 11. St. Mary’s College (202); 12. Eckerd College (218); 13. University of Miami (240); 14. Northwestern (292); 15. Santa Barbara City College (301); 16. Michigan (304); 17. Texas A&M (351); 18. Washington (352)