March 13, 2013
The Georgetown University Sailing team is now in the heart of their spring season after four weekends of competition. So far the Hoyas have competed in nine regattas. The Results are as follows
The Hoyas started the spring season with the Charleston Spring Intersectional. This is a great early season regatta to get an idea about where the teams skill level is overall. The Hoyas sent a talented group that had Michael Schalka and Katie Olsen in A division and John Andril and Isabelle Luzuriaga in B division. Charleston can be one of the more difficult venues in college due to its strong current and potentially strong sea breeze. The Hoyas had their good races and a few bad ones in the event but were able to finish 9th out of the 18 team field.
The following weekend the Hoyas began their Team Race schedule for the Spring with the Bob Bavier Team Race and the Tom Noble Team Race. The Bavier is the first team race intersectional of the spring and features 10 of the best teams in the country. The Hoyas battled with Yale, Stanford and the College of Charleston for the top spot and the Bavier and in the end prevailed with a 10-2 record. Sailing for the Hoyas were skippers Chris Barnard, Alex Post and Nevin Snow with crews Hilary Kenyon, Katia DaSilva, Tory Lynch, Leslie Cowen and Nancy Hagood.
At the Tom Noble Team Race a combination of our women’s team and coed team competed against five conference foes. The Hoyas ended up 4th. Sailing for the Hoyas were skippers Amanda Taselaar, MaryKate Mezzetti, Sam Oldroyd and Michael Schalka with crews Maisie Totaro, Genevieve Burgoyne and Eliana Michaels.
On March 2-3 the Hoyas competed in two more team races and one Women’s Regatta. At the Graham Hall Team Race at Navy the Hoyas competed against the top 16 team race schools and finished in 3rd with a 17-6 record. Sailing for the Hoyas were skippers Chris Barnard, Alex Post and Nevin Snow with crews Hilary Kenyon, Katia DaSilva, Tory Lynch, and Katie Olsen. At the Georgetown Team Race the Hoyas competed against five other MAISA schools to finish in second overall with a 12-2 record. Sailing for the Hoyas at that regatta were skippers Sean Golden, Dan Eichler, Michael Schalka and Greg Martinez with crews Annalee Leggett, Courtney Sherman, and Eliana Michaels.
The Women’s team began their spring season by competing at the Charleston Women’s Intersectional. This 9 team event turned out to be a battle among Yale Georgetown and the College of Charleston for first place. The Hoyas ended up 3rd but won A division. Sailing for the Hoyas were Nancy Hagood and Leslie Cowen in A and Amanda Taselaar Isabelle Luzuriaga and Maisie Totaro in B.
After a week of practice at the College of Charleston during Spring Break the Hoyas returned to the water last weekend to compete in three events. At the John Jackson ’03 Memorial Team Race Regatta the Hoyas ended up 4th with a 5-5 record. Sailing for the Hoyas were Sean Golden, Dan Eichler, Michael Schalka and Matt Gowell with crews Annalee Leggett, Courtney Sherman, and Eliana Michaels. The regatta was won by Stanford.
At the St. Mary’s Team Race the Hoyas competed against the top 10 team racing teams in the country and finished 3rd overall behind Stanford and Boston College with a 9-5 record. Sailing for the Hoyas were Chris Barnard, Alex Post and Nevin Snow with crews Hilary Kenyon, Katia DaSilva, Tory Lynch, and Katie Olsen.
At the Navy Women’s Intersectional the Hoyas placed 5th out of 20 schools. The Hoyas finished 4th in B division with Amanda Taselaar and Isabelle Luzuriaga and 9th in A with Nancy Hagood and Leslie Cowen.
This weekend the Hoyas will compete at the Trux Regatta at Navy and the St. Mary’s Women’s Intersectional.
The Hoyas coed team is currently ranked #2 in the country and the Women’s team is 4th.
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