Sept. 9, 2016
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University coed and women's sailing teams start competition this weekend as they travel to three regattas. The Hoyas will compete at the Riley Cup, hosted by Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va., as well as the Navy Laser Open and the Women's Radial Regatta, both hosted by the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.
The Riley Cup at Old Dominion will feature two Hoya squads competing in the 18-team regatta. The format of the event is a 2-on/2-off, meaning the A division goes out for two races, followed by the B division for two races and back to the A division. While the regatta is slated for 18 races, anything more than 10 races will make for a good regatta.
The Hoyas are sending two strong teams that feature a combination of veterans and new sailors.
The Hoya Blue team will be comprised of Campbell D'Eliscu (Newport Beach, Calif./Newport Harbor) and Rebecca Fung (Rye, N.Y./Rye) in the A division with Will Logue and Claire Mohun (San Francisco, Calif./Convent of the Sacred Heart) in the B division.
The Hoya Gray team will consist of Roger Dorr (Sands Point, N.Y./St. George's School) and Haley Shea (Rye, N.Y./Rye Country Day) in the A division with Noah Kelleher (Upton, Mass./Concord Academy) and Hannah Hess (Chicago, Ill./Loyola Academy) in the B division.
The Hoyas are also competing in two laser regattas at the Naval Academy this weekend.
The men's competition in full rig lasers features the foursome of Clay Broussard (Houston, Texas/Second Baptist), Tuckerman Jones (Wolfeboro, N.H./Kingswood Regional), Jack Marshall (Newton, Mass./Buckingham Browne & Nichols) and Greg Martinez (Houston, Texas/Kinkaid). They will be competing in a field of 18 boats where the top four move on to the Mid-Atlantic Intercollegiate Sailing Association (MAISA) Championships.
The women's competition in laser radials also features four Hoyas, Lola Bushnell (San Francisco, Calif./San Francisco Waldorf), Rose Edwards (Chicago, Ill./St. Ignatius College Prep), Emily Fung (Rye, N.Y./Rye) and Haddon Hughes (Houston, Texas/Episcopal High School). This is a tune-up regatta for the MAISA Championship in two weeks.