Sept. 30, 2015
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University sailing team competed in three events over the final weekend in September, the Mid-Atlantic Intercollegiate Sailing Association (MAISA) Women’s Singlehanded Championship, MAISA Laser Qualifier and the St. Mary’s Intersectional, winning the trio. Additionally, the Blue & Gray clinched the Nevins Trophy the weekend prior to close September with four regatta wins.
MAISA Women’s Singlehanded Championship for the Faye Bennet Trophy (Annapolis, Md.)
Freshman Haddon Hughes became the first Hoya to win the MAISA Women’s Singlehanded Championship with a dominating performance over the weekend. Hughes, who is on the U.S. Olympic Development team showed that she is unstoppable in windy conditions. The regatta was sailed off of Benby Beach in Annapolis in strong northeast winds and big waves. Hughes won all eight races on Saturday, some by a margin of more than one minute. Sophomore Lola Bushnell (San Francisco, Calif./San Francisco Waldorf) also turned in a great performance and finished second in the first seven races. On Sunday, the winds lessened a bit but Hughes and Bushnell were still dominant, each winning three of the six races held. The other Hoyas also sailed quite well as Rosie Edwards (Chicago, Ill./St. Ignatius College Prep) came close to qualifying for nationals with a sixth-place performance, narrowly missing out with the top four advancing to the national championship. Senior Mary Kate Mezzetti (Hyannis, Mass./Barnstable) was stellar on Sunday and gave Hughes and Bushnell great competition. Hughes and Bushnell will next compete at the Intercollegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) Women’s Singlehanded National Championships on November 7-8 at Old Dominion University.
Results (out of 18)
1. Haddon Hughes (18 points)
2. Lola Bushnell (37 points)
6. Rosie Edwards (96 points)
9. Mary Kate Mezzetti (123 points)
15. Marissa Murray (200 points)
MAISA Laser Qualifier (Kings Point, N.Y.; top six advance to the conference championship)
Three Hoya sailors traveled to the Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, N.Y., for their chance to qualify for the MAISA Conference Championship. Nevin Snow (San Diego, Calif./Cathedral Catholic) returned to collegiate action for the first time this fall and he sailed brilliantly en route to a 33-point win. Jack Marshall (Newton, Mass./Buckingham Browne & Nichols) was comfortably in second place for most of the regatta and was at his best in the lighter winds Sunday. Sophomore Clay Broussard (Houston, Texas/Second Baptist) struggled at the beginning of the regatta but staged a great comeback in the final two races Sunday to move up to fourth overall. All three Hoyas will join previous qualifier Greg Martinez (Houston, Texas/Kinkaid) at the MAISA Singlehanded Championship for the Carl Van Duyne Trophy October 11-12.
St. Mary’s Intersectional (St. Mary’s City, Md.)
The Georgetown coed team traveled to St. Mary’s College of Maryland where they competed against the top teams in the country for the second weekend in a row, and much like last weekend, the Hoyas came out with a resounding win. The A division duo of Sean Golden (Duxbury, Mass./Tabor Academy) and Isabelle Luzuriaga (Charleston, S.C./Ashley Hall) were tremendous in all conditions and won the A division by 11 points. Freshman Campbell D’Eliscu (Newport Beach, Calif./Newport Harbor) and junior Albert Kraus (Guilford, Conn./Guilford) shot out to a 25-point lead in the B division on Saturday in the windy conditions. On Sunday, sophomore Roger Dorr (Sands Point, N.Y./St. George's School) and senior Bettina Redway (Providence, R.I./St. George's) took over and held on to the lead.
Results [top five of 18 teams] (A division points / B division points / total points)
1. Georgetown (78 / 91 / 169)
2. Old Dominion (89 / 104 / 193)
3. Charleston (128 / 107 / 235)
4. St. Mary's (145 / 94 / 239)
5. Dartmouth (120 / 176 / 296)
Nevins Trophy (King's Point, N.Y.; September 19-20)
This was the first inter-conference event of the year for the Hoyas and it was a great team victory for the Blue & Gray with each division sailing well. Georgetown flirted with a 100-point win but a few double-digit finishes towards the end brought the lead down to 78 points.
Results (A division points / B division points / C division points / total points)
1. Georgetown (112 / 106 / 71 / 289)
2. Navy (212 / 77 / 78 / 367)
3. St. Mary's College (123 / 119 / 133 / 375)
4. Old Dominion (92 / 130 / 164 / 386)
5. Harvard (132 / 235 / 32 / 399) A division: Sean Golden / Isabelle Luzuriaga, Albert Kraus; 2nd (112 points)
B division: AJ Reiter /Liz Mullarney, Jack Welty; 3rd (106 points)
C division: Greg Maritnez; 2nd (71 points)
The Hoyas will compete at the South Qualifier at Hampton University this weekend.