Washington College Sailing 10th at MAISA Women's Fall, 18th at Danmark Trophy

GENEVA, N.Y. -- The Washington College sailing team finished 10th of 13 teams at the MAISA Women's Fall Dinghy Championship, hosted by Hobart and William Smith Colleges, and 18th of 20 teams at the Danmark Trophy, hosted by Coast Guard, this weekend. 

At the MAISA Women's Fall Dinghy Championships, junior skipper Eleanor Conroy (West Dennis, Mass./Tabor Academy) sailed with freshman crew Karlyn Long (Louisville, Colo./Fairview) and junior crew Blair Towers (Goochland, Va./St. Anne's Belfield) to place 11th in A Division. In B Division, freshman skipper Hannah Schmidt (Trappe, Md./Easton) and sophomore crew Siobhan Ryan (Aberdeen, N.J./St. John Vianney) placed eighth. Schmidt skippered Washington to three top-five B Division finishes in 10 races, including a win in the ninth B Division race.  

Hobart/William Smith, the nation's 10th-ranked women's team, won the MAISA Women's Fall Championship, followed by seventh-ranked Georgetown in second and Old Dominion in third. Four races in each division sailed on Saturday; the remaining six races in each division sailed on Sunday. 

At the Danmark Trophy, junior skipper Ryan Bailey (Toms River, N.J./Toms River South) and sophomore crew Alex Crawford (Annapolis, Md./Severna Park) were 18th in A Division, while sophomore skipper Eric Siegel (Kilmarnock, Va./Christchurch School) and freshman crew Matt McDermaid (Huntington Beach, Calif./Huntington Beach) were 17th in B Division.

Fifteen of the top 20 ranked Co-Ed teams competed at the Danmark Trophy as top-ranked Yale won the regatta, followed by Connecticut College in second and seventh-ranked Dartmouth in third. Six races in each division sailed on Saturday with another four in each division sailing on Sunday. 

The Washington College sailing team returns to action next weekend at Rhode Island's Moody Trophy and the Hobart/William Smith Fall Intersectional.

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