Photo Credit: Rob Migliaccio
CHARLESTON, S.C. - The College of Charleston coed and women's sailing teams will compete in its last fall regatta until January this weekend at the Atlantic Coast Tournament hosted by St. Mary's College of Maryland on Nov. 10-11 in St. Mary's City, Md., and the Atlantic Coast Women's Championship hosted by Connecticut College on Nov. 10-11 in New London, Conn.
Superstorm Sandy caused the Atlantic Coast Dinghy Championship to be cancelled and the Cougars adapted to the weather and schedule by adding the Atlantic Coast Tournament in place of the ACC's.
In the latest Sailing World's College Coed Rankings released on Nov. 7, CofC remained at No. 2 in the nation receiving six first-place votes behind top-ranked Georgetown, while the women were No. 7.
The Cougars will sail their underclassmen at the eight-team event with freshman skipper Jake Reynolds (San Diego, Calif.) and sophomore crew Ali Blumenthal (Bellport, N.Y.) competing in A-Division and sophomore skipper Nick Johnstone (Newport, R.I.) and freshman crew Septima Adams (Mt. Pleasant, S.C.) in B-Division.
"We will be sending younger members of our team to the Atlantic Coast Tournament," CofC Head Coach Ward Cromwell said. "It will be a chance for them to get some reps in at the same venue which will play host to the spring nationals in 2014."
The CofC women will also be in action this weekend and represented at the Atlantic Coast Women's Championship by sophomore skipper Clerc Cooper (New Orleans, La.) and junior crew Elizabeth Chambers (Mooresville, N.C.) in A-Division and junior skipper Carly Shevitz (Santa Barbara, Calif.) and senior crew Sarah Somes (Grosse Pointe Park, Mich.) in B-Division.