Oct. 11, 2011
Junior Chris Barnard qualifies for the ICSA Singlehanded National Championship. Women’s team finishes 4th @ Navy.
MAISA Men’s Singlehanded Championships @ USMMA - Kings Point
Chris Barnard 2nd of 18
Alex Post 9th of 18
With light winds hampering racing on most of the east coast over the weekend the MAISA Men’s Singlehanded Championships was a battle to see who could keep their concentration longer. Racing began at 10AM Saturday and two races were completed before the wind died off. Sailors then stayed on shore until 530PM when a light sea breeze finally filled in. Three more races were sailed in light and shifty conditions. Chris Barnard struggled to get off the starting line in his races but once he was able to get clear air he sailed quite well. With two first place finishes in the five races sailed Chris stood in 2nd place at the end of the day just 3 points from first. Alex Post, sailing in his first conference championship, was able to get off the starting line well each race. He struggled a bit finding the favored side on the first legs and ended the day 9th overall but very close to 4th place which would get him a berth to the national championship. Sunday came with bright sunshine and unseasonably warm weather but no wind. The sailors rigged and waited from 9-3PM for the wind to fill in but it never did. So with no racing Sunday the results from the first five races stood and Chris Barnard ended up 2nd overall and earned his third consecutive trip to the ICSA Singlehanded National Championship November 4-6, 2011 at the Chicago Yacht Club.
Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta @ Storm Trysail Club
5th of 12 in IRC40 Division
Skipper: Andrew Mason ’12,
At the annual “Big Boat” Promotional Regatta several Hoyas were given the opportunity to sail on ‘Patriot’ a J-122 owned by Steve Furnary, the father of former Hoya sailor Scott Furnary (C ’11). Despite light winds and flat water on Long Island Sound the team was able to turn in a 5th place finish in their division with race scores of 3, 7, 3. Larchmont Yacht Club in Larchmont, NY and the Storm Trysail Club hosted the event and provided a learning opportunity for all the sailors.
Navy Fall Women’s Intersectional @ Navy
Team: 4th of 16 w/ 135 points
B Div: 4th w/ 33 points - Nancy Hagood / Kate Canty
C Div: 13th w/ 71 points - Lexi Coudert
Light southeasterly winds were the story at the Naval Academy for the Hoya Women competing at the Navy Fall Women’s regatta this past weekend. Only 7 races in A and B division combined with 6 in C division kept the overall scores close but the Hoyas performed extremely well with Seniors Sydney Bolger ’12 and Rebecca Evans ’12 continuing their Fall success by winning their division despite the choppy waters just outside of Annapolis Harbor. The large High Pressure zone over the East Coast left little chance for wind on Sunday and no races were completed, which didn’t give the Hoyas any chance to move even further up the leader board.
Tom Curtis Regatta @ Georgetown
There was not enough wind this weekend in the District for the Hoyas to complete enough races for a regatta at the Tom Curtis Memorial event hosted at the Washington Sailing Marina. Sailors patiently waited in the warm temperatures but the breeze did not cooperate. Thus there is no official winner of the 2011 event. Members of the Curtis Family were present and were able to spend time meeting and interacting with current Georgetown sailors.
MAISA Women’s Singlehanded Championships @ Navy (Monday, 10/10)
Consistent to the theme of the weekend, there was not enough wind to complete any racing at the MAISA Women’s Singlehanded Championships for the Faye Bennett Trophy. Three Hoyas, Nancy Hagood ’14, Lexi Coudert ’15, and Merritt Moran ’14, waited patiently both onshore and on the water for prolonged periods of time on Monday but to no avail. This was already a rescheduled date after the first attempt to complete this qualifier for the ICSA Nationals could not happen due to lacking wind conditions. The process now moves to a resume submission and Conference Selection Committee.
The Hoyas will be back in competition this coming weekend at the Navy Fall Coed Intersectional hosted by the Naval Academy and the Captain Hurst Trophy at Dartmouth University.