Sailing races in Maryland and New Jersey
LONG WEST BRANCH, NJ and ST. MARY’S CITY, Maryland – The Washington College sailing team competed in two regattas this weekend. The team finished ninth out of 15 teams at the John Quinn in New Jersey which was hosted by Monmouth and at the Chesapeake Invitational, hosted by St. Mary’s (Md.), The Shore Sailors had two racing teams and they placed 16th and 18th.
The John Quinn
– Skipper in second year Matthew Collinson guided the team to an eighth place in Division B with 71 points, including a fourth place in the third race.
– Second year Alex heim led the team to 12th place in Division A with 124 points.
– Penn won the regatta with 57 points, while Washington College had 195 points.
– The first team in Division A was the junior skipper Stewart gurnell and junior crew Andrew Tran and in division B it was the first year Max Shapiro at skipper and junior Jon kelly to the crew. Gurnell and Tran secured a sixth place in the fourth race as they finished 13th with 90 points. Shapiro and Kelly tallied 123 points and placed 17th with 123 points as both teams totaled 213 points.
– The second team in Division A was 18th with 137 points and in the boat was in second year Kennedy jones. The second team in Division B was the first-year skipper Joseph bonacci and first year crew Benjamin Francois. Bonacci and Francis finished 18th with 125 points, underscored by a seventh place in the eighth and final race. The two boats of the second team totaled 262 points.
– Georgetown’s Hoyas 1 won the race with 58 points.
– At John Quinn, riders endured tough conditions on the Shrewsbury River on Saturday.
– At the Chesapeake Invitational, the races were abandoned on Saturday due to weather conditions, while on Sunday the races were held in a northerly wind of 8-10 knots.
10 / 2-3 @ Kings Point Dinghy Open (hosted by US Merchant Marine Academy)
– The team race September 25-26 at Christopher Newport, the Webb / Woolium Regatta Invitational has been canceled.