NORFOLK, Va. -- The Washington College sailing team finished 12th of 18 teams at the War Memorial, hosted by Old Dominion, this weekend. The War Memorial serves as MAISA's Fall Co-Ed Dinghy Championship regatta.
In A Division, junior skipper Ryan Bailey (Toms River, N.J./Toms River South) and sophomore crew Alex Crawford (Annapolis, Md./Severna Park) finished in 11th place. In B Division, sophomore Eric Siegel (Kilmarnock, Va./Christchurch School) split skippering duties with with junior Eleanor Conroy (West Dennis, Mass./Tabor Academy) and freshman Matt McDermaid (Huntington Beach, Calif./Huntington Beach) served as crew as Washington placed 11th. Siegel and McDermaid were second in the ninth and 10th B Division races.
Third-ranked Georgetown won the War Memorial, followed by 13th-ranked Old Dominion in second, and 10th-ranked St. Mary's third. Those three teams, along with the next five highest finishing teams - 14th-ranked Fordham, 12th-ranked Navy, Pennsylvania, 18th-ranked Hobart/William Smith, and 17th-ranked New York Maritime, advanced to the Atlantic Coast Championships at the College of Charleston in two weeks. The next seven highest finishing teams at the War Memorial - Virginia, George Washington, Cornell, Washington, Ocean County, Hampton, and Merchant Marine - qualified for the Atlantic Coast Tournament at Connecticut College in two weeks.
Five races in each division of the War Memorial sailed on Saturday before the wind died. The remaining six races in each division sailed on Sunday.
Next weekend, the Washington College sailing team will compete at the Hap Moore Team Race, hosted by Coast Guard.