NEW LONDON, Conn. -- The Washington College sailing team finished 12th of 12 teams at the Hap Moore Team Race, hosted by Coast Guard, this weekend. The other 11 schools at the regatta are all currently ranked in the Sailing World Nation Co-Ed Top 20.
Washington finished with an 0-11 record in head-to-head races. Eighth-ranked Roger Williams, 11th-ranked Harvard, and 16th-ranked Connecticut College each finished with a 9-2 head-to-head record in full round-robin sailing, while sixth-ranked Brown was 8-3. Those four schools advanced to an additional head-to-head round. Roger Williams went 2-1 in that round to win the regatta with an 11-3 record. The other three teams went 1-2, leaving Harvard and Connecticut College tied at 10-4 and Brown in fourth at 9-5. Harvard won the tie for second place thanks to going 2-0 against Connecticut College during the regatta.
Juniors Ryan Bailey (Toms River, N.J./Toms River South) and Eleanor Conroy (West Dennis, Mass./Tabor Academy), sophomore Eric Siegel (Kilmarnock, Va./Christchurch School), and freshman Alex Smith (Wantagh, N.Y./General Douglas MacArthur) served as skippers for Washington during the regatta. Sophomores Alex Crawford (Annapolis, Md./Severna Park) and Siobhan Ryan (Aberdeen, N.J./St. John Vianney) and freshmen Karlyn Long (Louisville, Colo./Fairview), Hannah Schmidt (Trappe, Md/Easton), and Matt McDermaid (Huntington Beach, Calif./Huntington Beach) served as crews.
Next weekend, the Washington College sailing team will compete at the Atlantic Coast Tournament, hosted by Connecticut College. That regatta will mark the end of the team's fall racing season.