C of C Sailing Update. Bob Bavier Team Race.

2-22-13

The top-ranked College of Charleston coed sailing team will play host to the two-day Bob Bavier Team Race regatta, that starts this morning, at the J. Stewart Walker Sailing Complex in Mt. Pleasant, S.C.

The Cougars will have three teams racing in 420’s this weekend – team one: senior All-American Mac Mace (Newport Beach, Calif.), senior All-American Ben Spector (Santa Clarita, Calif.) and senior Chris Banholzer (Hartland, Wis.), team two: senior Cory DeCollibus (Duxbury, Mass.), sophomore Ali Blumenthal (Bellport, N.Y.) and freshman Seppie McAdams (Mt. Pleasant, S.C.) and team three: senior Sarah Somes (Grosse Pointe Park, Mich.), senior Jeff Aschieris (Newport Beach, Calif.) and senior Brooks Clark (Newport Beach, Calif.).

For fans interested in supporting the Cougars and attending this weekend’s home regatta, the best place to spectate is the outside wall of the marina at the Walker Sailing Complex. Racing begins at approximately 10 a.m. (ET) and will take place right on the Cooper River by the marina in Charleston Harbor.

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2-24-13

The College of Charleston Sailing Team ended the weekend with a strong THIRD place finish at the Bob Bavier Team Race Regatta.

The Cougars sailed against a tough fleet, and ended up with 8 wins and 4 losses to secure third place overall on the podium.

The event field consisted of some of the best sailing teams in the country: Georgetown, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, the U.S. Naval Academy, Michigan, Yale, Stanford, Eckerd College, South Florida, and Miami (Fla.).

Congratulations Cougar Sailors on a great performance!

Offshore Sailing Team Ready for First Event

The College of Charleston is proud to field it’s first true Offshore Varsity team at the 2013 Harbor Cup!

Though new to collegiate offshore sailing ,  they are certainly not new to big boat racing as many are accomplished sailors with a wide range of experience , from Transpac to Bermuda Races and Farr 40 circuit racing to Class One Match Racing. They will lead the way for Charleston Sailing into a new arena that will hopefully open up a whole new array of opportunities for sailors coming to the college to enjoy the Cougar sailing program.

The team has been sailing together since late in the fall of 2012 and have enjoyed racing in the local Charleston Ocean Racing Circuit where they have been widely supported. Their coach, Ned Goss is an accomplished sailor himself and was a former member of the US Sailing team, a world champion in the Fireball Class and is  Dockmaster to the Charleston program and responsible for their fleet of 59 boats. The College of Charleston Offshore Sailing team is honored to join the 2013 Harbor Cup regatta!

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C of C Sailing Update. Charleston Open, USF Women’s, Mendelblatt Team Race.

2-15-13

The College of Charleston Sailing Team is set to compete in 3 regattas this weekend!

-The Mendelblatt Team Race hosted by USF/Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Fla., and to be raced in FJs, will be sailed by the team of Mac Mace, Ben Spector, and senior Chris Banholzer as well as the team of Cory DeCollibus, Ali Blumenthal and Sarah Scudder.

-The Lady Cougars of Grace Lucas, Michaela Reynolds and Sarah Somes (sailing in A-Division), with Clerc Cooper and Elizabeth Chambers (sailing in B-Division) will also travel South to Florida for the USF Women’s Intersectional hosted by USF in Tampa.

-C of C will play host to the Charleston Spring Coed Intersectional at the J. Stewart Walker Sailing Complex in Mt. Pleasant, S.C. and The Cougars will have two crews competing in the 18-team regatta.

Good luck to all College of Charleston Sailors competing this weekend- GO COUGARS!

*For fans interested in supporting the Cougars and attending this weekend’s home regatta, the best place to spectate is the outside wall of the marina at the Walker Sailing Complex. Racing begins at approximately 10 a.m. (ET) and will take place right on the Cooper River by the marina in Charleston Harbor.

Click Here For Directions to the J. Stewart Walker Sailing Complex at Patriots Point  
Driving South

(photo: both teams competing in Florida stopping for a break on their way South)

2-16-13

After day 1 of racing at the Charleston Spring Coed, TheCollege of Charleston Sailing Team is currently placed FIRST and SECOND overall! (C of C has 2 teams competing in this event).

Also, at the USF Women’s Intersectional, the Lady Cougars are in SECOND overall after day 1!

At this time, we are still waiting on results from the Mendelblatt Team Race hosted by USF/Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Be sure to check http://scores.collegesailing.org/ for the latest results from all the events this weekend!

2-17-13

It’s been another great and successful weekend for the College of Charleston Sailing Team as they wrap up this busy weekend with awesome finishes at all 3 events:

At the Mendelblatt Team Race, being sailed in St. Petersburg, FL, the team finished a strong SECOND overall with 14 wins and just 6 losses.

The Lady Cougars showed just how competitive they are finishing SECOND overall at the USF Women’s Intersectional. (They ended the event more than 50pts ahead of third place).

And finally, at the Charleston Spring Coed, the Cougars finished FIRST and SECOND overall (having 2 teams in the event), despite the challenging 15-25kt conditions and cold temperatures that persisted throughout today.

Congratulations to all Cougar sailors that competed this weekend!

Results can be found on the Intercollegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) website:
http://scores.collegesailing.org/

 

 

C of C Sailing Update. SAISA Open.

2-8-13

Today is travel day for College of Charleston Sailing Team members Chris Sands, Katie Dowling, Reed Baldridge, and Elizabeth Chambers- as they head south to St. Petersburg to kick off the Spring 2013 season for the Cougars.

The team will be competing in the SAISA open, hosted by Eckerd.
Chris and Katie will sail ‘A’ division while Reed and Elizabeth sail ‘B’ division. The team will be led by Coach Mitch Hall.

2-10-13

The College of Charleston Sailing Cougars wrap up the weekend with a strong SECOND place finish at the SAISA Open!

Team members Chris Sands, Katie Dowling, Reed Baldridge, and Elizabeth Chambers sailed extremely well in the 20 team event, and combined for an impressive 11 bullets over the 12 races sailed. The cougars finished off the regatta just 4 points out of first place.

“Over the weekend conditions varied a lot. Winds were between 4 and 16kts, making it very puffy and very shifty on both days. However the weather was warm, which made for great sailing and a lot of fun.” - Team member Chris Sands commenting on this weekend’s regatta.

Way to sail Cougars!

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(photo: Elizabeth Chambers, Chris Sands, Reed Baldridge, and Katie Dowling after a successful series in St. Petersburg)


Full Results: http://scores.collegesailing.org/s13/saisa-open/full-scores/

 

C of C Sailing Update. First Practice of Spring ’13.

Today was the first practice of Spring 2013 for the College of Charleston Varsity Sailing Team!

Conditions were perfect on Charleston Harbor as we saw a high of 75deg, sunny skies, and moderate breeze- perfect for getting everyone back on the water after a bit of an absence over the winter holidays.

Here’s a photo of the team after today’s successful practice:

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