Oct. 15, 2014 WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University sailing team has been busy over the last two weekends, participating in six events and winning four of them, including two conference championships and the Tom Curtis Regatta. Following two impressive weekends of sailing, the Hoyas are ranked third in the both the coed and women's national polls.
MAISA Women's Fall Championship, October 4-5
The Mid-Atlantic Intercollegiate Sailing Association (MAISA) Women's Fall Championships features the top 14 women's teams in the conference competing for the championship. The team of Nancy Hagood (Charleston, S.C./Ashley Hall), Meaghan MacRae (Melrose, Mass./Tabor Academy) and Isabelle Teare (St. Thomas, US Virgin Island/Antilles) finished second in the A division with 43 points while Katia DaSilva (East Greenwich, R.I./Portsmouth Abbey), Katie Olsen (East Dennis, Mass./Cape Cod Academy) and Elizabeth Mullarney (New York, N.Y./Sacred Heart) finished first in the B division with 26 points. The women won the championship with a total of 69 points and a 42-point victory over Navy in second place. The win gave the Hoya women a berth to the Atlantic Coast Championship, hosted by MIT on Nov. 15-16.
Top 6 of 14: 1. Georgetown (69), U.S. Naval Academy (111), St. Mary's (132), Old Dominion (135), George Washington (144), Cornell (165)
South #1, October 4-5
GU was also victorious at the South #1 Regatta at St. Mary's, the first qualifier for the coed conference championship. Alex Post (Chicago, Ill./Loyola Academy) and Bettina Redway (Providence, R.I./St. George's) were second in the A division while teammates Sean Golden (Duxbury, Mass./Tabor Academy) and Isabelle Luzuriaga (Charleston, S.C./Ashley Hall) were first in the B division winning 10 of the 15 races they sailed in, including five of the last six. Georgetown was first with 99 points and St. Mary's College of Maryland was second with 108. The Hoyas qualified for the War Memorial Regatta taking place Nov. 1-2 at SUNY Maritime.
Top 5: Georgetown (99), St. Mary's (108), George Washington (117). Hampton (143), Old Dominion (154)
MAISA Men's Singlehanded Championship, October 11-12
At the MAISA Men's Singlehanded Championship, the conference championship and qualifier for the Intercollegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) Singlehanded National Championship, Nevin Snow (San Diego, Calif./Cathedral Catholic) punched his ticket to the national championship after taking first place with 60 points, sailing consistently and avoiding costly mistakes. A trio of Hoyas fell just shy of qualifying for nationals as the 2013 national champion Greg Martinez (Houston, Texas/Kinkaid) narrowly missed out after a tough first day while freshmen Jack Marshall (Newton, Mass./Buckingham Browne & Nichols) and Clay Broussard (Houston, Texas/Second Baptist) finished eighth and 12th, respectively in their first conference championship. The ICSA Singlehanded National Championship takes place Nov. 7-9 in Bellingham, Wash. Snow joins teammate Lola Bushnell (San Francisco, Calif./San Francisco Waldorf) who qualified for the Women's Singlehanded Championship two weeks ago.
Tom Curtis Regatta, October 11-12
The lone home event of the two weekends, the Hoyas were determined to win an event on their home water of the Potomac River. The Hoyas dominated both the A and B divisions en route to the 56-point win. Sailing the Washington Sailing Marina Lagoon can be challenging for many teams and the Hoyas used their home water advantage to take the lead early, a lead they would never relinquish as they won 14 of the 22 races sailed. The Curtis Regatta is named for alum Thomas Curtis '68, who was an impeccable sailor on the Hilltop and a member of the GU Athletics Hall of Fame.
Top 5 of 14: Georgetown (38), George Washington A (94), George Washington B (98), Cornell (101), U.S. Naval Academy (103)
Navy Fall Women's Intersectional, October 11-12
This was the first women's intersectional for the Hoyas and they sailed quite well as they battled the challenging conditions. The regatta was close throughout and the Blue & Gray led at the halfway point. A few finishes out of the top 10 proved to be a setback for GU and there were not enough races to recover. Each division had impressive performances, resulting in the fifth-place showing - leaving the Hoyas in a good position to see what works and what can be worked on in preparation for the spring season. In the B division MaryKate Mezzetti (Hyannis, Mass./Barnstable) and Olsen won the day on Sunday and Rose Edwards (Chicago, Ill./St. Ignatius College Prep) and Andie Dahl (Southport, Conn./Westover School) sailing in their first intersectional finished second on Saturday.
Top 9 of 18: St. Mary's (269), U.S. Naval Academy (290), College of Charleston (295), Boston College (300), Georgetown (308), Brown (359), Stanford (363), University of South Florida (387), Cornell (426)
The Hoyas return to action on October 18-19 at the Luce Regatta (Kings Point, N.Y.), Navy Fall Coed Intersectional (Annapolis, Md.) and the Yale Women's Intersectional (New Haven, Conn.)