Bailey Leads Washington with 12th-Place Finish in C Division
ANNAPOLIS, MD -- The Washington College sailing team finished 18th of 20 teams at the Truxtun Umsted, a four-division intersectional regatta hosted by the United States Navy Academy this weekend.
A and B Divisions at the Truxtun Umsted consisted of dinghy racing, while C and D consisted of single-handed racing. Sophomore skipper Ryan Bailey (Toms River, NJ/Toms River South) turned in Washington's highest divisional finish by placing 12th in C Division. Bailey finished in the top five in four of the 12 C Division races, winning the second race. Junior skipper Sam Fitzgerald (Fairfield, CT/Greens Farms Academy) and freshman crew Alex Crawford (Annapolis, MD/Severna Park) were 20th in A Division, freshman skipper Eric Siegel (Kilmarnock, VA/Christchurch School) placed 18th in B Division, and senior Sam Bedinger (Richmond, VA/St. Christopher's) was 20th in D Division.
Thirteen of the top 16 schools ranked in the latest Sailing World Co-Ed Top 20 competed at the regatta with third-ranked Yale coming out on top, followed by seventh-ranked Brown in second and top-ranked Charleston in third.
No races were completed until after 5:00 p.m. on Saturday due to a lack of wind. Four races sailed in each division during the late afternoon on Saturday; the remaining eight races in each division sailed on Sunday.
The Washington College sailing team returns to action next weekend, hosting the Team Race Challenge.