(Photo: John Payne Photography)
For the second year in a row, the College of Charleston Sailing Team has claimed a National title.
We are proud to announce that we are your 2013 Gill Coed National Champions. Congratulations to the entire C of C Sailing Department, and to each and every member of the team on this huge accomplishment.
“To win the Coed National Championship three times in the last eight years is impressive,” CofC Head Coach Ward Cromwell said. “It was truly a group effort. We sailed really well the last three days. Ben (Spector) was able to stay consistent in B-Division and Juan (Maegli) and Cory (DeCollibus) were unbelievable in A-Division. The conditions were windy and choppy making for really long courses. But, they were able to put the boat through the water well and we had no major errors.”
The Cougars sailed an impressive series, lead by A-fleet skipper Juan Maegli, and finished with 215pts throughout the 18 race series. There were 18 schools competing at the event, which was held in St. Petersburg, FL.
-The Team was presented the Henry A. Morss Memorial Trophy for winning the 2013 Gill North America Coed National Championship.
-Juan Maegli was named ‘College Sailor of the Year’ and was awarded the Everett B. Morris Trophy.
-Juan Maegli was named an All American Skipper.
-Alicia Blumenthal was named an All American Crew.
-Cory DeCollibus was named an All American Crew.
-Ben Spector was an Honorable Mention All American Skipper.
-Juan Maegli, Septima McAdams & Corinna DeCollibus were presented the Allen Trophy for being the low-point winners of Division A at the Coed National Championship.
Congratulations to the entire Cougar sailing team on an amazing 2013-2013 season. We’re already looking forward to August, ready to go at it again!
FEAR THE CLAW!