C of C Sailing Update. SAISA Women’s.

Lady Cougars, SAISA


The No. 5-ranked College of Charleston Women’s sailing team will compete at the SAISA Women’s Championship regatta hosted by UNCW tomorrow in Wilmington, N.C.

The Cougars will face in-district foes for a spot at nationals in May.

Junior Clerc Cooper, freshman Chloe Dapp, senior Grace Lucas, junior Morgan Buckley and senior Elizabeth Chambers will represent CofC this weekend.


For the second year in a row, the No. 5-ranked College of Charleston Sailing Women’s team has WON the SAISA Women’s Championship title to earn a berth in the ICSA Women’s National Semifinals!

Junior Clerc Cooper (New Orleans, La.) skippered A-Division to a second-place finish with senior crew Elizabeth Chambers (Mooresville, N.C.), while senior Grace Lucas (Little Silver, N.J.) skippered B-Division to a four-point victory over Eckerd College with junior crew Morgan Buckley (Yonkers, N.Y.) in races 1-4 and Chambers in races 5-6.


Last Practice.

Offshore Sailing TeamPhoto, L-R:
Back row: Howie Meyers (Fr), Timmy Crann (Jr), Brandon Folkman (So), Stefan Kuehn (So), Brent Burrows (Jr), Taylor Penwell (Sr), Sean Hannigan (So), Charles Essi (So), Jay Greenfield (Jr), Greg Fisher (Director). Front row: Ned Goss (Coach), Hanna Horan (So).

Our Offshore Cougars had their last practice of the Spring 2014 season today- and it was near perfect; with 15kts of breeze and sunshine!

Here’s to wishing all of our athletes the best of luck on final exams and their summer breaks.

We already can’t wait to have our College of Charleston Sailing Offshore Team back on the water in the Fall!

C of C Sailing Update. Truxtun Umsted.


The Truxtun Umsted Regatta kicks off tomorrow at Navy- and the Cougars are currently enroute to Annapolis.

The College of Charleston Sailing Team is one of eight schools in the 14-team, four-division field, ranked among the Top 20 in the country in Sailing World‘s latest college rankings.

Sophomore Jake Reynolds will skipper A-Division with junior All-American crew Ali Blumenthal and sophomore crew Beka Schiff while sophomore Ryan Davidson will skipper B-Division with sophomore crew Emily Stuart and senior crew Roy Shaw.

Competing in the laser divisions will sophomore Enrique Arathoon in C-Division and sophomore Reed Baldridge in D-Division.


Saturday night Cougar sailing update:

The College of Charleston Sailing Team is holding onto FIRST overall after day 1 of racing at the Truxtun Umsted regatta!

With 6 races completed across 4 divisions, the Cougars are out in front with just 100pts- giving them a nice lead as they head into day 2 of racing tomorrow in Annapolis, MD.

Helping the Cougars get to the top of the score sheet was Enrique Arathoon; posting just 12pts after 6 races in C division (Lasers).

The C of C Team will be looking to have another solid and consistent day of racing tomorrow to wrap up the series.

Scores: http://scores.collegesailing.org/s14/truxtun-umsted/full-scores/



Cougars dominate at the Truxtun Umsted; taking FIRST overall and claiming the regatta championship!

The College of Charleston Sailing Team sailed an impressive regatta to take the 4 division Truxtun Umsted Trophy by 85pts.
After 14 races in Annapolis, the Cougars finished the regatta with just 211pts; largely in part due to consistent low-point sailing in both C & D divisions. The C of C Sailing Team would like to thank Navy for hosting a successful event!

Congratulations to all of our Cougars on a great weekend of sailing up North!

Full scores: http://scores.collegesailing.org/s14/truxtun-umsted/full-scores/

Charleston Harbor Sailing & Tide Presentation

We’re only a few days away from Charleston Race Week, and the C of C Sailing Department would like to officially welcome all visiting sailors to beautiful Charleston!

On Thursday, C of C Varsity Sailing Team assistant coach Mitch Hall will be giving a presentation on sailing in Charleston Harbor and racing in it’s challenging tides and currents.

For more information on this presentation, please view the below PDF.

Charleston Harbor Sailing & Tide Presentation (PDF)

C of C Sailing Update. SAISA Team Race Championship.


This weekend is the home-hosted SAISA Team Race Championship!

This three-round event will pit the Cougars against conference rivals South Florida and Eckerd College. The winner will advance to the Intercollegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) Team Race National Championship to be held on May 31-June 2 in St. Mary’s, Md.

The College of Charleston Sailing Team will be represented by a top-notch group of sailors, including skippers Jake Reynolds, Ryan Davidson and Nick Johnstone along with junior All-American crew Ali Blumenthal, sophomore crew Beka Schiff, sophomore crew Emily Stuart, senior crew Chase Shaw and sophomore crew Seppie McAdams.

Follow the Cougars progress this weekend with live scoring:http://scores.collegesailing.org/s14/saisa-team-race/


Cougars WIN SAISA Team Race Championship, securing a berth at the Intercollegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) Team Race Nationals!

The College of Charleston Sailing Team finished the home-hosted SAISA Team Race Championship with a 5-1 record to take the victory and secure a berth at the upcoming Team Race National Championship to be held in May.tr

The Cougars were tied with USF headed into the third and final round of racing, and managed to out sail the Bulls with a 1-2-3 in the decision race; claiming the first place overall finish.

Congratulations to all of our Cougar Sailors on an excellent regatta; the Team Race team will now be looking forward to Nationals!

Final Scores: http://scores.collegesailing.org/s14/saisa-team-race/full-scores/