The College of Charleston sailing team competed in three events this past weekend April 3-4, with the Cougars finishing fifth at the Dellenbaugh Women's Intersectional, second at the New England Team Race and second at the Ted Ferrarone Team Race.
Charleston placed fifth in both the A and B-Divisions to finish fourth out of 18 teams overall at the Dellenbaugh Women's Intersectional held in Providence, R.I. Boston College won the event with 149 points. The Cougars finished with 194 points after posting three wins and four other top fives in the A-Division and two wins and five other top fives in the B-Division.
Allison Blecher (Fullerton, Calif.), Alyssa Aitken (Sandwich, Mass.) and Molly O'Neill (Narragansett, R.I.) sailed in the A-Division for the Cougars and totaled 90 points, while Shannon Heausler (Tampa, Fla.), Rebecca Bestoso (Erie, Pa.) and Deborah Ong (Singapore) crewed the B-Division to 104 points.
The Cougars took second at the New England Team Race Intersectional held in New London, Conn., winning four races and losing just two. Georgetown won the regatta with a 5-1 mark, while Roger Williams placed second with a 4-1 record.
With a 14-7 record, the Cougars finished second at the Ted Farrarone Team Race held in Newport, R.I. Boston went 19-2 for first. Charleston went 8-1 in the first round and 5-4 in the second to advance to the championship rounds, where the Cougars went 1-2 to finish with a 14-7 mark.
Competing for the Cougars was Sam Stokes (Norfolk, Va.), Ben Spector (Santa Clarita, Calif.), Mac Mace (Newport Beach, Calif.), Corinna DeCollibus (Duxbury, Mass.), Perry Emsiek (Corona del Mar, Calif.) and Sarah Burks (St. John, USVI).
Charleston is next in action April 10-11 when it travels to St. Petersburg, Fla., for the SAISA Dinghy Championships and to Boston, Mass., for the Friis/Marchiando Team Race.