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Sailing Competes at Four Regattas; Clarkson Places Third at NEISA Singlehanded Championships

Ana Clarkson

BOSTON, Mass. - The Connecticut College sailing team sent student-athletes to four different regattas over the weekend.

Freshman Ana Clarkson (Seattle, Wash.) most notably finished third at the NEISA Women's Singlehanded Championships being hosted by Boston College. She opened up the championship event by winning the first race of her career and ended the day on a high note by winning her final race as well. Clarkson earned a berth to the ICSA National Championship, which will be hosted by Hope College in Michigan in November.

"We are excited for Ana and our team to get back to the fall singlehanded nationals," said head coach Jeff Bresnahan. "She has made a big splash here at Connecticut College and is a competitor."

Freshman William Bedford also competed at the NEISA Men's Singlehanded Championships and placed 20th overall.

The coed squad competed for the Hatch Brown Trophy in a regatta hosted by MIT and placed 11th among 17 scoring teams. Junior Carter Pemberton (Osterville, Mass.) and sophomore Liz Davis (Naples, Fla.) paced the squad by finishing seventh in the A Division.

Furthermore, members of the women's program sailed at Boston University's Regis Trophy regatta and finished 15th among 16 scoring teams. Freshman Alex Wagner (Southport, Conn.) and sophomore Molly Weiner were the top-performing duo by recording 73 points in the A Division.

Next weekend, the coed team heads to Brown for the Sherman Hoyt Trophy and the women head to Dartmouth for the Mrs. Hurst Bowl.

Sailing Races at Three Regattas
September 23, 2018 Sailing Races at Three Regattas