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Cougars End Weekend Competition In Second at Navy Spring Regatta

          Release: 04/18/2016
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CHARLESTON, S.C. – The No. 3-ranked College of Charleston coed sailing team turned in a great performance ending the weekend of competition at the Navy Spring regatta in second in Annapolis, Md.

The Cougars (144 points) finished two points out of first behind No. 1 Georgetown, who tallied 142 points. Host Navy, Boston University, Brown, Cornell, Dartmouth, Duke, Fordham, George Washington, NC State, Old Dominion, New York Maritime, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, Stanford, Kings Point, host Navy, UC Santa Barbara, Vermont and Virginia were the other teams in the competitive field.

Senior skipper Dodge Rees (Pensacola, Fla.) sailed in A-Division with sophomore crew Grace McCarthy (San Diego, Calif.) and junior skipper Jack Cusick (Fairfield, Conn.) competed in B-Division and junior crew Chloe Dapp (Newport Beach, Calif.). Rees and McCarthy placed second, while Cusick and Dapp were fifth after a head-to-head tiebreaker with Boston U.

The Cougars will close out regular season competition hosting the SAISA Women’s regatta on April 23 at the J. Stewart Walker Sailing Complex in Mt. Pleasant, S.C.

Cougars Compete In Charleston Race Week…The CofC offshore sailing team sailed in Charleston Race Week leading its Cougar (Melges 30) to a second-place finish and three points shy of first. Representing The College was senior Jay Greenfield (Noank, Conn.), senior Stefan Kuehn (Cutchogue, N.Y.), sophomore Jamie Craven (Miami, Fla.), sophomore Julia Lines (Southampton, Bermuda), sophomore Keenan Hilsinger (Brooklin, Maine), sophomore Grace Wilkinson (Tampa, Fla.) and sophomore Audrey Webb (Marion, Mass.).

The Farr Yach Sails (FARR 280) powered by another group of CofC sailors finished the same race in third courtesy of sophomore Stefano Peschiera (Lima, Peru), senior Reed Baldridge (Clear Lake, Texas), freshman Will Hundahl (Marblehead, Mass.), Corinne Durocher (Monroe, Mich.) and sophomore Elizabeth Pemberton (Osterville, Mass.).