Oct. 15, 2015
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University sailing team continued its winning ways as they won three regattas last weekend. The women’s team won the Navy Interconference Regatta, senior All-American Nevin Snow (San Diego, Calif./Cathedral Catholic) captured the Mid-Atlantic Intercollegiate Sailing Association (MAISA) Men’s Singlehanded Championship and the coed team won the Tom Curtis Regatta, a home event held on the Potomac River.
Navy Women’s Interconference Regatta (Annapolis, Md.)
The Georgetown women’s sailing team competed in its first interconference event of the season and came out with a hard-fought win. Sailing on the Severn River, the Hoyas battled great competition as well as shifty northeast winds. The A division duo of seniors Mary Kate Mezzetti (Hyannis, Mass./Barnstable) and Bettina Redway (Providence, R.I./St. George's) sailed a brilliant regatta en route to winning the A division. The duo delivered a tremendous performance, never finishing out of the top 10 and with only a pair of races out of the top five. In the B division Rosie Edwards (Chicago, Ill./St. Ignatius College Prep) and Isabelle Luzuriaga (Charleston, S.C./Ashley Hall) started off slowly but gradually found their speed and confidence and ended up winning the last race to help clinch the overall team win. In the C division Haddon Hughes (Houston, Texas/Episcopal School) and Lola Bushnell (San Francisco, Calif./San Francisco Waldorf) combined for a second-place finish. Hughes won the first two races and Bushnell never finished worse than fourth.
Overall Top Eight (A division points / B division points / C division points / total)
1. Georgetown (37 / 75 / 29 / 141)
2. St. Mary’s (39 / 59 / 79 / 177)
3. George Washington (70 / 76 / 41 / 187)
4. Yale (59 / 48 / 92 / 199)
5. Tufts (76 / 74 / 53 / 203)
6. South Florida (68 / 58 / 79 / 205)
7. Stanford (72 / 48 / 98 / 218)
8. College of Charleston (92 / 78 / 57 / 227)
MAISA Men’s Singlehanded Championships (Kings Point, N.Y.; top four advance to the national championship)
Snow won the MAISA Men’s Singlehanded Championship for the second year in a row. The regatta was very competitive top to bottom and finding consistency was hard for everyone. Snow had only one race out of the top 10, securing a margin of victory of 24 points. Greg Martinez (Houston, Texas/Kinkaid) came close once again but finished two points shy of fourth place in a heartbreaking last race. Martinez sailed well and with just three races remaining was in second overall but a string of double-digit finishes at the end cost him an automatic qualifying spot at the national championships. Jack Marshall (Newton, Mass./Buckingham Browne & Nichols) was also in the hunt to make nationals but he too was plagued with some double-digit races. Clay Broussard (Houston, Texas/Second Baptist) also had his ups and down and was a mere 16 points out of the top 10 by the end of the event.
Tom Curtis Regatta (Potomac River)
The Hoyas hosted their first event of the season last weekend as they hosted the Tom Curtis Memorial Regatta, named in honor of Hall of Famer Tom Curtis ’68. The Hoyas made it a priority to win their home event this season and cruised to the win. In this combined division event, the Reiter brothers (AJ and Anderson, both hailing from San Diego, Calif., and attending Point Loma High School) and crews Liz Mullarney (New York, N.Y./Sacred Heart) and Claire Mohun (San Francisco, Calif./Convent of the Sacred Heart) dominated the competition with nine first-place finishes, four runner-up performances and a fourth-place finish in 14 races. The other division saw Jack Gerli (Greenwich, Conn./Hotchkiss) and Rebecca Fung (Rye, N.Y./Rye) be equally impressive with a pair of first-place finishes, a duo of second-place performances and a third-place showing in five races. Noah Kelleher (Upton, Mass./Concord Academy) and Albert Kraus (Guilford, Conn./Guilford) along with Curtis Crooke (Washington, D.C./Sidwell Friends) and Grace Fenton (Woonsocket, R.I./Mount Saint Charles Academy) came in to get experience and each improved a tremendous amount and helped the Hoyas to the overall win.
Results [top three of 9 teams]
2. George Washington
1st: AJ Reiter / Liz Mullarney (6 races); Anderson Reiter / Claire Mohun (8 races)
4th: Jack Gerli / Rebecca Fung (5 races); Noah Kelleher / Albert Kraus (5 races), Curtis Crooke / Grace Fenton (4 races)
The Hoyas will return to the water this weekend as they compete at the Yale women’s Interconference Regatta and the Navy Coed Interconference Regatta, as well as host the 17th Annual GUST Alumni Regatta on the friendly waters of the Potomac River.