Sept. 20, 2016
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University coed and women’s sailing teams, currently ranked No. 5 and 12, respectively, have had a strong start to its seasons. The Hoyas competed in five events over the past two weekends and came away with wins in four.
Men’s Laser Qualifiers (September 10-11; Annapolis, Md.)
This was the first qualifier for the Mid-Atlantic Intercollegiate Sailing Association (MAISA) Championship for singlehanded sailing. The field was stacked with 20 of the best sailors in the conference. The Hoyas had three of four sailors finish in the top five and qualify for the conference championships in three weeks. Greg Martinez (Houston, Texas/Kincaid), the 2013 Intercollegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) Men’s Singlehanded Champion sailed a fantastic event and easily won. Jack Marshall (Newton, Mass./Buckingham Browne & Nichols) showed some great speed in the lighter air and finished second overall. Clay Broussard (Houston, Texas/St. Baptist) sailed his best event so far in his collegiate career and finished in fifth overall.
Women’s Laser Qualifiers (September 10-11; Annapolis, Md.)
The women held their first qualifier for the MAISA Championship and the Hoyas had a strong showing. Haddon Hughes (Houston, Texas/Episcopal), the 2015 ICSA Women’s Singlehanded National Champion, easily won the event by 30 points, capturing eight of 14 races. Lola Bushnell (San Francisco, Calif./San Francisco Waldorf) had a strong event, finishing third overall and Rose Edwards (Chicago, Ill./St. Ignatius College Prep) took the final qualifying spot with a ninth-place finish.
Overall Women’s Individual Results (of 20)
1. Haddon Hughes (32)
3. Lola Bushnell (73)
9. Rose Edwards (120)
19. Emily Fung (239)
Riley Cup (September 10-11; Norfolk, Va.)
The Hoyas sent two teams to the Riley Cup for their first doublehanded event of the season. The conditions were ideal with nice southerly winds. Competition was tight and GU’s Blue team had to come from behind in the final B division race to pull out the win. Campbell D’Eliscu (Newport Beach, Calif./Newport Harbor) and Rebecca Fung (Rye, N.Y./Rye) sailed a tremendous regatta to tie for first in A division.
Overall Results (top 5 of 18)
1. Georgetown Blue (96)
2. St. Mary’s College of Maryland 1 (103)
3. Old Dominion University 1 (133)
4. U.S. Naval Academy (138)
5. Georgetown Gray (141)
Nevins Trophy (September 17-18; Kings Point, N.Y.)
Over the weekend, the Hoyas headed to New York City to compete in two events. The Nevins Trophy was the first interconference event for the Hoyas and it featured some of the best teams in the country. After two days of racing the Blue & Gray finished third overall out of 20, behind Yale and Tufts. In A division, AJ Reiter (San Diego, Calif./Point Loma) and Meaghan MacRae (Melrose, Mass./Tabor Academy) had a string of double digit finishes at the start of the event but went on a nice run at the end of the day Saturday and ended up in 10th in A. In B division, Roger Dorr (Sands Point, N.Y./St. George’s School) and Haley Shea (Rye, N.Y./Rye Country Day) had a great day Saturday, winning many races and holding a slight lead in B until they faltered a bit in the final races to end up fourth overall. Martinez continued his hot streak and won C division against a very strong field.
Overall Results (top 3 of 20)
1. Yale (320)
2. Tufts (327)
3. Georgetown (347)
New York Maritime Fall Regatta (September 17-18; Throggs Neck, N.Y.)
At the NY Maritime Regatta, Georgetown faced stiff competition from Hampton University, Cornell, Navy and Queen’s University in Canada. The Hoyas finished strong and ended up winning the event. In A division, Anderson Reiter (San Diego, Calif./Point Loma) and Rebecca Fung finished first while the B division duo of Marshall and Albert Kraus (Guilford, Conn./Guilford) won the final two races to end up tied for first overall.
Overall Results (Top 3 of 17)
1. Georgetown (95)
2. Hampton (103)
3. U.S. Naval Academy (109)