March 20, 2012
Team Notches 3rd Consecutive Weekend of Victories
St Mary’s Women’s Interconference - 1st of 18 w/ 71 points
For the second consecutive weekend, the Georgetown Women’s Team dominated a big interconference event. Light, shifty winds from a wide variety of directions made for difficult sailing on both days at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. The team was able to overcome a few double-digit races in the early part of Saturday, and by that afternoon it had become clear that Hoyas lead was too much for other teams to overcome. Stellar sailing from A division skipper Sydney Bolger and her crew Rebecca Evans, along with another standout performance from Nancy Hagood and Tory Lynch in B cemented the team’s victory in the few races on Sunday. This event featured 11 of the top 15 women’s teams in the country, and the Lady Hoyas outperformed their 3rd place national ranking for the second-consecutive weekend.
Truxton Umsted Interconference - 7th of 20 w/ 205 points
C Div: 18th w/ 97 pts - Matt Gowell, Michael Schalka
D Div: 6th w/ 44 pts - Alex Post
The traditionally cold and windy Trux Regatta was quite the opposite this year, with variable winds and warm temperatures limiting the number of races that could be sailed. This event is among the most competitive fleet racing events of the Spring Season and winning is a testament to the depth of a team’s roster. The Hoyas were able to get off to the necessary quick start in three of the four divisions, with freshman Alex Post sailing particularly well in the Laser Radial. Light East winds on Saturday and a foggy southeasterly on Sunday challenged this group. The gap from Saturday’s races could not be closed given just two races being sailed on Sunday. Top five performances in three of the four divisions however certainly demonstrate the quality and depth of this team across the board.
Georgetown Sailing will be back in action this coming weekend at two big team racing events, the Szambecki Memorial at Old Dominion & the Admiral Moore Interconference at SUNY Maritime.