WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Connecticut College sailing teams opened their seasons with some strong performances in the Mid-Atlantic corridor this weekend.
In the John Jackson Memorial Team Race at Georgetown University, the coed sailing team posted a 6-4 record en route to their third place showing in the eight team field. The Hoyas of Georgetown went 9-1 to win the regatta while the Bears from the Coast Guard placed second with a record of 7-3.
Seniors Hugh MacGillivray (Portsmouth, R.I.), Walt Florio (Rye, N.Y.) and Carter Pemberton (Osterville, Mass.) all contributed as skippers for the Camels. Senior Eliza Garry (Marblehead, Mass.), Cooper Nefsky (New York, N.Y.), Albert Rodiger (Hingham, Mass.), Erin Smith (Hanover, Mass.) and Austin Smith (Severna Park, Md.) contributed as the crew for Head Coach Jeff Bresnahan's squad.
Coach Emilie Blinderman and the Camel women's sailing team visited Annapolis to compete in the Naval Women's Intersectional Regatta. The Camels scored 230 points to place 11th in the 20 team field of competition. Stanford University posted a score of 177 points to win the regatta.
Rookie skipper Ragna Agerup (Oslo, Norway), Julia Leighton (North Palm Beach, Fla.), Emilia Clementi (Venice Beach, Calif.), Rebecca Quirke (Rye, N.Y.), Haley Kachmar (Avon, Conn.), Victoria Slater (Greenwich, Conn.) and Hannah King (Easthampton, Mass.) all contributed to a 16th place finish and score of 151 points in the A division. In the B division, junior Allie Maurillo (Shelter Island, N.Y.), Katie Rodger (Marblehead, Mass.), Hannah Staples (Mendham Township, N.J.) and Paige Dunlevy (San Francisco, Calif.) scored 85 points to place fourth for the Camels.