WC Sailing 5th at Central Fall Open, 8th at Luce Regatta

WC Sailing 5th at Central Fall Open, 8th at Luce Regatta

OCEANPORT, N.J. — The Washington College sailing team placed fifth of 17 teams at the Central Fall Open, hosted by Monmouth University, and eighth of 18 teams at the Luce Regatta, hosted by New York Maritime, this weekend.

Central Fall Open

How It Happened
- Skipper Mason Sheen and crew Charles Streitwieser placed fifth in A Division for Washington. Sheen and Streitwieser placed in the top eight in all but two of the A Division races, including a third-place finish in race 10A.
- Skipper Will Sunkler and crew Bridgette Hindt turned in a fourth-place finish in B Division, finishing ninth of better in every B Division race. Sunkler and Hindt were second in both race 4B and race 7B.

- Six races sailed in each division on Saturday. Five more races in each division sailed on Sunday.
- Fordham won the Central Fall Open, followed by Stevens in second place and Penn in third.

- Saturday racing began in a northeasterly breeze of about 10 knots. Around midday, the wind clocked to the eat, causing a course adjustment. The wind then began shifting heavily, causing more adjustments throughout the day.
- Sunday began with light and variable winds, building to 10 knots out of the southwest with gusts to 16 knots. 

Luce Regatta 

How It Happened
- Skipper Alex Smith drove Washington to a 10th-place finish in A Division, sailing with crew Karlyn Long for the first six races in the division, Griff Rodrigue for the next two, and Lindsey Arnstein for the final two. The team's best individual race finish in A Division was ninth in race 9A.
- Skipper Hannah Schmidt led Washington to an eighth-place finish in B Division, sailing with Arnstein for the first eight races in the division and Rodrigue for the final two. Schmidt and Arnstein won race 1B, were fifth in race 3B, and place third in race 6B. Schmidt and Rodrigue were fourth in race 10B.

- The top six finishing teams at the Luce Regatta qualified for the final six sports at the War Memorial, the MAISA Fall Co-Ed Dinghy Championships. Those six teams were, in order, Hampton, Christopher Newport, New York Maritime, Virginia, Penn, and Virginia Tech. Washington finished 43 points out of potential War Memorial berth.
- Six A Division and four B Division races sailed on Saturday. Four A Division and six B Division races were completed on Sunday.

Up Next for the Washington College Sailing Team
10/22&23 @ Hoyt Trophy (at Brown)
10/22&23 @ MAISA Women's Fall Dinghy Championships (at Old Dominion)
- The top eight finishing teams at the MAISA Women's Fall Dinghy Championships will qualify for the Atlantic Coast Women's Championships November 12th and 13th at the College of Charleston.