CHARLESTON, S.C. - The top-ranked and defending ICSA Team Race national champion College of Charleston coed sailing team will play host to the two-day Bob Bavier Team Race regatta on Feb. 23-24 at the J. Stewart Walker Sailing Complex in Mt. Pleasant, S.C.
This year's field includes Georgetown, St. Mary's College of Maryland, the U.S. Naval Academy, Michigan, Yale, Stanford, Eckerd College, South Florida, Miami (Fla.) and host CofC.
The Cougars will have three teams racing in 420's this weekend - team one: senior All-American Mac Mace (Newport Beach, Calif.), senior All-American Ben Spector (Santa Clarita, Calif.) and senior Chris Banholzer (Hartland, Wis.), team two: senior Cory DeCollibus (Duxbury, Mass.), sophomore Ali Blumenthal (Bellport, N.Y.) and freshman Seppie McAdams (Mt. Pleasant, S.C.) and team three: senior Sarah Somes (Grosse Pointe Park, Mich.), senior Jeff Aschieris (Newport Beach, Calif.) and senior Brooks Clark (Newport Beach, Calif.).
"We have one of the deepest teams in the country and a tremendous amount of talent to draw from," said CofC Head Coach Ward Cromwell on the program's No. 1 national ranking on Wednesday and going into this weekend's regatta. "If we can stay poised and continue improving our speed and communication, great things will certainly follow."
For fans interested in supporting the Cougars and attending this weekend's home regatta, the best place to spectate is the outside wall of the marina at the Walker Sailing Complex. Racing begins at approximately 10 a.m. (ET) and will take place right on the Cooper River by the marina in Charleston Harbor.