WC Sailing 14th in Washington College Open, 20th at Navy Fall

CHESTERTOWN, Md. -- The Washington College sailing team hosted its lone home regatta of the fall this weekend, placing 14th of 16 teams in the Washington College Open. Washington was also represented at the four-division Navy Fall Intersectional and finished 20th of 20 teams at that regatta.

At the Washington College open, freshman skipper Hannah Schmidt (Trappe, Md/Easton) and sophomore crew Siobhan Ryan (Aberdeen, N.J./St. John Vianney) were 13th in A Division, while freshman skipper Mason Sheen (Mandeville, La./Christ Episcopal School) and junior crew Blair Towers (Goochland, Va./St. Anne's-Belfield) were 14th in B Division.

Tenth-ranked St. Mary's won the Washington College Open, followed by Ocean County in second and George Washington in third. Twelves races were sailed in each division in breezes of 5-12 knots over the course of the weekend.

At the Navy Fall Intersectional, junior skipper Ryan Bailey (Toms River, N.J./Toms River South) sailed with freshman crew Karlyn Long (Louisville, Colo./Fairview) and sophomore crew Alex Crawford (Annapolis, Md./Severna Park) to place 19th in A Division. In B Division, freshman skipper Matt McDermaid (Huntington Beach, Calif./Huntington Beach) sailed with sophomore crew Alex Crawford (Annapolis, Md./Severna Park) for the first 16 races and junior skipper Eleanor Conroy (West Dennis, Mass./Tabor Academy) sailed with McDermaid as her crew for the last four races as Washington placed 20th. The final two divisions were single-handed divisions. Freshman Alex Smith (Wantagh, N.Y./General Douglas MacArthur) was 18th in C Division, while sophomore Eric Siegel (Kilmarnock, Va./Christchurch School) was 17th in D Division.

Third-ranked Georgetown won the Navy Fall, followed by ninth-ranked Charleston in second and St. Mary's in third. Twelves races in Divisions A, B, and C, and 11 races in D Division sailed on Saturday. The remaining eight or nine races in each division sailed on Sunday.

Next weekend, the Washington College sailing team will compete at the Stu Nelson Women's, hosted by Connecticut College, and the Kings Point Dinghy Open, hosted by Merchant Marine.

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