CHARLESTON, S.C. – The No. 6-ranked College of Charleston sailing team placed third for the women and fifth for the coed team over the weekend at the Atlantic Coast Championship.
The Cougars hosted the coed competition from the J. Stewart Walker Center on the Charleston Harbor while Cornell hosted the women’s regatta on Lake Cayuga in New York.
On the women’s side, CofC scored 144 points over the two divisions at the 18-team regatta. Charleston was edged by Boston College who totaled 120 for second place and Dartmouth who finished with 112 to take the victory.
Junior skipper Clerc Cooper (New Orleans, La.) and senior crew Elizabeth Chambers (Mooresville, N.C.) sailed to a fourth-place finish in A-Division while senior skipper Grace Lucas (Little Silver, N.J.) sailed with the help of junior Morgan Buckley (Yonkers, N.Y.) and sophomore Charlotte Saxe (Wilton, Conn.) to a second-place finish in B-Division.
In the coed competition, the team scored 237 over 14 races which put it in a dead tie for fourth with Dartmouth in the 18-team regatta. However, Dartmouth held the advantage in A-Division scoring which gave them the nod over the Cougars.
Sophomore skipper Jake Reynolds (San Diego, Calif.) and junior crew Alicia Blumenthal sailed to a 14th-place finish in A-Division while the sophomore duo of skipper Ryan Davidson (Newport Beach, Calif.) and crew Emily Stuart (Newport, R.I.) came up big for CofC with a second-place finish in B-Division.
The Cougars will be back in action this weekend starting on Friday, Nov. 22 at the ICSA Sloop Nationals in St. Petersburg, Fla.