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Cusick, Dapp Win A-Division For Second Week In A Row

          Release: 09/19/2016
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CHARLESTON, S.C. – The third-ranked College of Charleston coed sailing team turned in another impressive finish in only the second weekend of fall competition at the Nevins Trophy regatta held in Kings Point, N.Y.

Seven points separated the Cougars (354 points) from a third-place finish to a fourth-place finish with rival Georgetown (347 points).

For the second week in a row, senior Jack Cusick (Fairfield, Conn.) skippered A-Division to victory with senior crew Chloe Dapp (Newport Beach, Calif.). Meanwhile, sophomore Gerald Williams (Sai Kung, Hong Kong, China) also placed fourth in the laser C-Division.

“Kings Point brought a variety of conditions,” Cusick said. “Saturday started out light and gradually picked up throughout the day. Sunday was very light with a strong current that made the races interesting. We all felt good about our results in the shifty conditions.”

Over at the Hatch Brown Trophy regatta in Cambridge, Mass., CofC placed sixth overall with a second-place finish in A-Division by junior skipper Stefano Peschiera (Lima, Peru) and junior crew Grace McCarthy (San Diego, Calif.). They were only one-point away from winning their division versus Yale.

It was the Cougars’ first appearance at the invite event since 2014. Yale won the Hatch Brown Trophy followed by Dartmouth, Boston College, host MIT and Bowdoin College.

CofC will compete in four upcoming events this weekend including the Leukemia Offshore Cup on Sept. 23-25 and the SAISA Men’s Singlehanded Championship on Sept. 24 at the J. Stewart Walker Sailing Complex in Mt. Pleasant, S.C. The Cougars will also travel to the St. Mary’s Intersectional on Sept. 24-25 in St. Mary’s, Md., and North Points #3 on Sept. 24 in Clemson, S.C.