The Cougars are one of 30 colleges participating in the largest co-ed intersectional event in the country along with host USC, Hawai'i, Stanford, the U.S. Naval Academy, Old Dominion, Cal, UCLA, Notre Dame, Georgetown, Santa Clara, Boston College and Oregon.
Sophomore skipper Mac Mace (Newport Beach, Calif.) and sophomore crew Cory DeCollibus (Duxbury, Mass.) will race in the A-Division as well as sophomore skipper Ben Spector (Santa Clarita, Calif.) and sophomore crew Alexis Scott (Newport Beach, Calif.) in the B-Division. Sophomore Jeff Aschieris (Newport Beach, Calif.) and freshman Michael Ramming (Newport Coast, Calif.) will serve as an alternate crew and skipper respectively in the FJ regatta.
"It should be a good event for us," said CofC head coach Ward Cromwell. "Mac Mace, who is one of five southern California natives competing this weekend, has been sailing well and he placed third in the event last year, while Ben Spector and Alexis Scott won the B-Division. We believe our chances are pretty good this year and a top-five finish would be a great result. After finishing a close second to Georgetown last year, we will see if we can go out there and win it."
Cougars Compete at U.S. Team Racing Midwinters...Junior Perry Emsiek (Corona del Mar, Calif.) was one of six CofC sailors to gain team-racing experience leading up to the spring season by competing at the U.S. Team Racing Midwinters during the winter holiday break in Sarasota, Fla. She was joined by junior Zeke Horowitz (Sarasota, Fla.), junior Alyssa Aitken (Sandwich, Mass.), sophomore Brooks Clark (Newport Beach, Calif.), senior Jackson Benvenutti (Bay Saint Louis, Miss.) and senior Cole Allsopp (Annapolis, Md.).