WC Sailing Places Sixth at Philly Fleet Race

WC Sailing Places Sixth at Philly Fleet Race

Elsewhere, Hart Finishes 17th at MAISA Laser South

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — The Washington College sailing team placed sixth of 16 teams at the Philly Fleet Race, hosted by Penn, this weekend. Elsewhere this weekend, Paul Hart represented the team by placing 17th out of 20 sailors at the MAISA Laser South, hosted by Navy.

Philly Fleet Race

Washington College Highlights
- Skipper Will Sunkler and crew Ellie Lienert finished seventh in A Division for Washington. Sunkler and Lienert placed in the top five in six of the division's 15 races, including a second-place finish in race 10A.
- Andrew Vernon skippered Washington to sixth in B Division, sailing with crew Haley Wilt in the first three and final nine races in the division and with Lindsay Fullerton in the fourth through sixth races. Vernon and Wilt placed in the top five in seven of their races together, including a win in race 1B and a second-place finish in race 8B.

- Nine A Division and six B Division races sailed on Saturday. Six races in A Division and nine in B Division sailed on Sunday.
- Host Penn, Webb Institute, and Villanova finished in the top three spots, respectively, at the regatta.
- The regatta was the first regatta of the MAISA Central series which will ultimately determine the final MAISA Central berth to the War Memorial - the MAISA Fall Co-Ed Dinghy Championships. This is the first year of a new qualification system for the War Memorial. Twelve MAISA teams prequalified for the War Memorial based on their finishes at last year's War Memorial and America Trophy (MAISA Spring Co-Ed Dinghy Championships). The top three teams from this fall's Luce Regatta will receive the next three berths. The remaining three berths will go to the top non-qualified team from each MAISA regional series - North, Central, and South. 

MAISA Laser South

Washington College Highlights
- Hart's best finishes among the 12 races at the MAISA Laser South were a pair of 13th-place finishes in the third and fourth races. 

- Eight races sailed on Saturday in a 10-18 knot northeasterly. Four more races sailed in a 15-knot Northeasterly before the wind clocked east and built to 25 knots and racing was called off.
- St. Mary's Leo Boucher, Georgetown's Thomas McCann, Christopher Newport's Vir Menon, Navy's Connor Bayless, and George Washington's Adam DiDomizio finished in the top six spots, respectively, to qualify for the Carl Van Dunye Trophy - the MAISA Men's Singles Championship.
- Hart will return to Navy next weekend to sail in the MAISA Laser Eliminator.  

Up Next
9/15&16 @ Central Early Fall (hosted by Monmouth)
9/15&16 @ Kingsmill Cup (hosted by William & Mary)
9/15&16 @ MAISA Laser Eliminator (hosted by Navy)