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Cougars Place Third at Harry Anderson Trophy Regatta

          Release: 09/11/2016
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BRANFORD, Conn. – The opening weekend of college sailing was a successful one for both the College of Charleston coed and offshore sailing teams.

In their first-ever appearance at the Harry Anderson, Jr. Trophy regatta, the coed squad placed third out 17 schools in the field with 186 points. They finished just shy of finishing ahead of first-place Boston College (153 points) and runner-up and host Yale (167 points).

“It was a good opening interconference event this weekend for the Cougars,” CofC Head Coach Ward Cromwell said. “The conditions were very challenging today. We kept our composure and stayed focused throughout the event to finish in a solid third place.”

Senior Jack Cusick (Fairfield, Conn.) skippered the Cougars to a win in A-Division with senior crew Chloe Dapp (Newport Beach, Calif.), while junior Christophe Killian skippered B-Division to a third-place finish with sophomore crew Annabel Carrington (White Stone, Va.).

In the home-hosted SAISA Open, CofC (93 points) sailed to a one-point victory over second-place Eckerd College (94 points). Florida was third (104 points), Jacksonville fourth (124 points) and Georgia Tech fifth (180) in the 18-team conference regatta.

Sophomore Charlie Morano (Edgartown, Mass.) skippered A-Division to victory with sophomore crew Clare Perry (Wilmette, Ill.), while sophomore Elizabeth Mignon (Bay Head, N.J.) skippered B-Division to a fourth-place finish with sophomore crew Maura Lonergan (Dartmouth, Mass.).

Meanwhile, the offshore squad dominated the Charleston Ocean Racing Association (CORA) Harbor Race with official results yet to be posted.

The Cougars will return to action next weekend with travel up to the Northeast for the Hatch Brown and Nevins Trophy regattas on Sept. 17-18.