WC Sailing Finishes 7th at Central Early Fall

WC Sailing Finishes 7th at Central Early Fall

Hart Places 10th at MAISA Eliminator

MONMOUTH, N.J. — The Washington College sailing team finished seventh at the 18-team Central Early Fall at Monmouth this weekend. Also this weekend, Paul Hart represented the team at the MAISA Laser Eliminator, hosted by Navy, and finished 10th among 13 sailors. 

Central Early Fall

Washington College Highlights
- Skipper Will Sunkler and crew Ellie Lienert represented Washington in A Division, finishing eighth. Their best individual race finish was second in race 2A.
- Skipper Andrew Vernon and crew Haley Wilt sailed for WC in B Division, placing seventh. Their top race finishes were a win in race 2B and a second-place finish in race 3B.
- Washington tied with sixth-place Stony Brook in points, but Stony Brook took sixth place by virtue of a head-to-head tie-breaker.

- Six races in each division sailed on Saturday. Two more races sailed in each division on Sunday.
- Webb Institute won the regatta, followed by a pair of Fordham squads in second and third, respectively. Stevens was fourth, while Penn was fifth.
- The regatta was the second 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 Eliminator

Washington College Highlights
- Hart turned in three top-five finishes among the 13 races, including fourth-place finishes in the fourth and seventh races.

- Eight races sailed on Saturday in an 8-12 knots win from the northeast. The remaining five races in each division sailed on Sunday in a wind that began at 10-15 knots from the east-northeast and lightened up a bit while shifting left.
- George Washington's Soenke Jordan and Michael Ehnot placed first and third, respectively, at the regatta. Merchant Marine's Luke Welker was second.  

Up Next
9/22&23 @ Luce Regatta (hosted by St. Mary's)