Sailing season begins

By The Elm - Mar 07,2019@12:00 am

edited.Sailing_BridgetteHindt_WillSunkler_PaulHart_HaberCarlson_MarkCooley. (1)edited.sailingregatta#3_liztilleyBy Chrissy Segrest

Elm Staff Writer

With the impending winter storm looming on Sunday, March 3, the Washington College sailing team rescheduled all the races to Saturday, March 2 rather than follow the original schedule, which spread the races across two days. 

The round robin included five teams: WC hosted  Fordham University, United States Naval Academy, University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Virginia. 

Thirty races were completed, with WC coming out with a 2-10 record on the day, with dual wins against University of Virginia. 

This marked the first team race for the WC sailing team since October.

“At a team race, three boats from each team sail at the same time against the other two teams,” sophomore Lindsay Fullerton said. “For WC, one boat had me [Fullerton] as a crew and [Senior] Paul Hart as the skipper. Then, another boat had [junior] Ellie Lienert as a crew and [Sophomore} Henry Proud as a skipper. Then, our last boat had [sophomore] Jack Mecca as a crew and [junior] Andrew Vernon as a skipper.” 

The Rams went onto a 10-2 record, winning the Tom Noble Team Race. The Midshipmen came in second, with a record of 9-3. Third, The Quakers had a record 8-4. In fifth place were The Cavaliers, going 1-11 on the day. 

The next regatta will be on Saturday March 16 and Sunday March 17. This will be a team race, hosted by WC on the Chester River. 

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