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Harry Anderson Trophy Regatta Highlights Fall Opener For CofC

          Release: 09/09/2016
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CHARLESTON, S.C. – The fall season gets underway this weekend for both the College of Charleston coed and offshore sailing teams highlighted by the Harry Anderson Trophy regatta on Sept. 10-11 in Branford, Conn.

This is a first-time appearance at the two-day Harry Anderson event for the Cougars as they look to challenge host Yale and the defending trophy champion, U.S. Coast Guard Academy.

Senior Jack Cusick (Fairfield, Conn.) will skipper A-Division with senior crew Chloe Dapp (Newport Beach, Calif.), while junior Christophe Killian will skipper B-Division with sophomore crew Annabel Carrington (White Stone, Va.).

Back home in Charleston, the Cougars will host the SAISA Open with teams hailing from Auburn, Clemson, Duke, Eckerd College, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Jacksonville, NC State, Rollins College, The Citadel, Florida, Georgia, Miami (Fla.), UNCW, South Carolina, South Florida and Tennessee.

The two-division conference regatta will be sailed at the J. Stewart Walker Sailing Complex in Mt. Pleasant, S.C. CofC’s rotation includes sophomore skipper Charlie Morano (Edgartown, Mass.) and sophomore crew Clare Perry (Wilmette, Ill.) in A-Division and sophomore skipper Elizabeth Mignon (Bay Head, N.J.) and sophomore crew Maura Lonergan (Dartmouth, Mass.) in B-Division.

The offshore squad will also compete in the Charleston Ocean Racing Association (CORA) Harbor Race held on Charleston Harbor on Saturday. The racing fleet includes the Soul and Cougar.