Camel Sailing Teams Qualify for Atlantic Coast Tournament

Camel Sailing Teams Qualify for Atlantic Coast Tournament

NEW LONDON, Conn.--The Connecticut College women's sailing team competed in the Victorian Coffee Urn Regatta on the Thames River this weekend.

The Camels placed seventh in the 15 team field with a score of 177 points. Yale University scored 124 points to win the regatta. The Rhode Island Rams finished in second place with a score of 146 points. 

With their finish today, the Camels have been awarded a berth in the upcoming Atlantic Coast Tournament that will be hosted by the College of Charleston November 12-13 in Mt. Pleasant S.C.

Junior skipper Charlotte List, Gwynie Dunlevy and Katie Rodger scored 81 points to lead the Camels with a fourth place finish in the B division. In the A division, rookie skipper Ragna Agerup and Cecilia Moreira scored 96 points en route to their ninth place finish for Connecticut College.

"We are excited to get our women's team back to the national stage," Connecticut College Head Sailing Coach Jeff Bresnahan said. "We took three tough penalties on Saturday at the fall New England Championships. On Sunday, Ragna and Cecilia started the day with a 2nd place finish and set the tone. List and Dunlevy had a fourth in their last race to hold off Brown and Dartmouth. It was a great Camel weekend. Everyone did their job to secure us a berth." 

The Camel coed team sailed in the Erwin Schell Regatta on the Thames. Connecticut College scored 247 points to place 13th in the 18 team field.  Yale University scored 106 points to win the regatta. MIT placed second in the field with a score of 136 points.

Hugh MacGillivray and Eliza Garry scored 119 points to finish 13th for the Camels in the A division. In the B division, Carter Pemberton, Walt Florio, Albert Rodiger and Erin Smith scored 128 points to finish in 14th place for the Camels. 

With their performance this weekend, the Camels had their ticket stamped for the Atlantic Coast Tournament that will be hosted by the Naval Academy November 12-13 in Annapolis, Md.

"We had a great team effort this weekend," Coach Bresnahan said. "Everyone needs to step up and sail at a National Level on a consistent basis.  We are hoping to get back to the National Championship in the spring."