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. Harbor Cup, Navy Women’s, NP3, Eckerd Intersectional, St. Mary’s TR.


Have you checked our schedule recently?

This upcoming weekend is a big one for the College of Charleston Sailing Team as we will be sending teams to 5 different regattas across the country.

With this many Cougar sailors on the road, this will be the busiest weekend of the spring semester for the College of Charleston Sailing Team.

Here’s the list of this weekend’s events:
Port of LA Harbor Cup- Los Angeles, CA (offshore Team)
St. Mary’s Team Race- St. Mary’s, MD (dinghy Team)
Eckerd Intersectional- St. Petersburg, FL (dinghy Team)
Navy Spring Women’s- Annapolis, MD (dinghy Team)
North Points #3- Knoxville, TN (dinghy team)

Keep checking back as we will be sure to keep you updated on all 5 events, and remember to check for live scoring from all the regattas.


It’s a huge weekend for College of Charleston Sailing as the team will be represented at 5 different regattas across the nation.

Stay tuned for updates, and read the official College of Charleston Athletics press release here:

Here’s your Saturday night Cougar sailing update:

Eckerd Intersectional: Down in St. Petersburg, the Cougars have been dominating through the first day of racing with a score of just 90pts through 10 races- leaving them at the top of the score sheet.

St. Mary’s Team Race: The C of C Sailing Team is holding a 3-1 record, which is good enough for third after day 1 of racing. The Cougars were warming up today despite the frigid temperatures, and are looking forward to tomorrow’s racing!

Harbor Cup: Out on the west coast, the Offshore Cougars made a huge jump into 5th after a solid day of racing. 4 races are scheduled for tomorrow, and the big boat sailors will look to keep climbing the scoreboard.

NP #3

Waiting on the breeze to fill at North Points #3 in Tennessee

North Points #3: C of C Sailing has clinched second overall at this one day event in Tennessee. Congratulations to our Cougars on a well-sailed event!
Navy Women’s: the Lady Cougars are sitting in 8th after day 1 of racing, they are looking forward to a full day of racing tomorrow.  We’ll be sure to keep you updated tomorrow as we wrap up the 4 remaining events!



The busiest weekend of the Spring semester is over and done with for the C of C Sailing Team, here is your#CougarSunday Update:

Eckerd Intersectional: The College of Charleston SailingTeam dominated at St. Petersburg, beating out the 7 team field to take home the victory; placing FIRST overall. Congratulations Cougars on an excellent event!

St. Mary’s Team Race: The Cougars finished an impressive SECOND in a very competitive 10 team fleet that played host to the top collegiate team-racing teams in the nation. C of C ended the event with a 10-4 record through 14 races.

LAYC Harbor Cup: After 3 days of intense racing, the Offshore Cougars managed a respectable FIFTH place finish. This edition of the Harbor Cup Invitational featured the top 10 Offshore Teams in the nation, providing stiff big-boat competition out in Los Angeles.

Navy Women

Lady Cougars at Navy

Navy Women’s: Our Lady Cougars have placed SEVENTH overall after 2 days of fleet racing with 20 of the top women’s teams in collegiate sailing. 

Congratulations go out to all of our sailors that competed this weekend, including the team that placed second at yesterday’s North Points #3 Regatta in Tennessee.



Full scores from all this weekend’s events available here:


C of C Sailing Update. SAISA Open, SCOR.


It’s opening weekend for the College of Charleston Sailing Team, and the Cougar sailors are fired up to get Spring ’14 underway!

Currently the #1 ranked SAISA team, the C of C Sailing Cougars will compete in two events this weekend; the SAISA Open (hosted by Eckerd) and the Southern Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta (hosted by Charleston).

The Dinghy team headed down to St. Pete includes Alex Whipple, Chloe Dapp, Noah Blacker, and Kayla Adelman with Coach Mitch.
The Offshore Team sailing this weekend consists of Jay Greenfield, Timmy Crann, Stefan Kuehn, Brent Burrows, Sean Hannigan, Hanna Horan, Ian Grant, and Charles Essi with Coach Ned.

We’ll be sending you updates from both events all weekend, and you can follow the scoring live at


The first racing day of the Spring 2014 season is over, and theCollege of Charleston Sailing Team is currently in FIRST overall down in St. Petersburg, and in a very close third at the SCOR here in Charleston.

At the SAISA Open (hosted by Eckerd), the Cougars are currently in FIRST overall thanks to a dominating performance in the A fleet, and top notch finishes in the B fleet. The Cougars are leading the 20-team field with just 29pts. SCOR, Sunset
At the Southern Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta (hosted by Charleston), the C of C Offshore Team is sitting in 3rd place after 4 races in light to moderate conditions. The racing has been extremely close for the big boats, and the championship is still up for grabs headed into tomorrow.

C of C Sports Press Release:

Photo: The sun sets on the Carolina Yacht Club after day 1 of racing at the inaugural SCOR Regatta here in Charleston.


Great sailing to Noah Blacker, Alex Whipple, Chloe Dapp, and Kayla Adelman!

Great sailing to Noah Blacker, Alex Whipple, Chloe Dapp, and Kayla Adelman!


The College of Charleston Sailing Team has placed FIRST at the SAISA Open in St. Petersburg, FL (hosted by Eckerd).

The C of C Sailors proved why they are the #1 ranked SAISA team, and edged out the competitive 20-team field with an impressive score of just 45pts through 8 races, finishing 9pts ahead of second place.

With this victory on the opening weekend of the Spring season, the Dinghy team now looks ahead to next weekend and competing in the Charleston Spring Coed and USF Women’s regattas.



The C of C Offshore Sailing Team has clinched SECOND overall at the Southern Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta here in Charleston!

Despite a lack of wind this morning, the RC was able to get 2 races off in light breeze which led to finishes of 2nd and 1st by the College of Charleston Sailing Team.
The Offshore Cougars clawed their way back after being in third place yesterday, and managed to move up in the standings to secure the second place finish; only 2pts out of first. SCOR, Day 2

This is the first Offshore event of the Spring season, and the Offshore team will now be focused on the Port of LA Harbor Cup, set to take place in March.


C of C Sailing is Ready for Spring ’14!

Wednesday practice dinghyLast night, if you were anywhere near Charleston Harbor, you may have noticed the spectacular sight of nearly the entire College of Charleston Sailing Team all being out on the water at the same time. It was a beautiful afternoon for practice; 70deg and sunny with a steady 10kts of breeze that allowed for over 40 sailors to take the water during Wednesday evening’s practice. wednesday offshore 1.jpeg

We had three different sessions taking place at the same time last night. Our Offshore Team was sailing the J120 Illyria, practicing for the upcoming SCOR regatta set to take place this weekend, at Carolina Yacht Club. The Dinghy team were getting tuned up for the SAISA Open regatta, to be held this weekend in St. Petersburg. Our future Olympians (Quique Arathoon, Stefano Peschiera and Juan Maegli) were out in the Lasers in anticipation of representing their countries in the next edition of the Olympic games.

The Cougars are fired up for this upcoming Spring 2014 season, and are looking to kick off the season on a high note with solid performances this weekend.

What a program, and what a spectacular evening of sailing! You got to love Charleston.

Wednesday practice Juan


C of C Sailing Update. North Points #3, John Jackson Memorial Team Race, Navy Spring Women’s, St. Mary’s Team Race, Port of Los Angeles Harbor Cup.


The C of C Offshore Team is heading out to get a few hours of practice in before a 2pm start this afternoon at the Port of Los Angeles Harbor Cup!

Good luck to the entire team, including skipper Jay Greenfield, mainsail trimmer Brent Burrows, jib/spin trimmer Brandon Folkman, secondary trimmer Nathan Akers, pit girl Hanna Horan, mast man/ tactician Timmy Crann, bowman Luke Ackerman, alternate Charles Essi and Coach Ned Goss.

After day 1 of racing at the 2013 Port of Los Angeles Harbor Cup, the Cougars are tied for 4th overall with 9pts. 2 races have been completed, with another 8 on the schedule.

Good luck to the C of C Offshore Sailing Team over the next 2 days of racing!

Results available here:



The College of Charleston Sailing Team is spread across the U.S. this weekend, with 5 teams on the road competing in 5 different events!

The Cougars enter this weekend’s competition with their highest national rankings of the season, as they claimed sole possession of No. 1 in the latest college coed rankings.

The Cougars are set to compete at the St. Mary’s Team Race hosted by St. Mary’s College of Maryland.

Additionally, the Cougars will compete at the John Jackson Team Race regatta hosted by Georgetown in Washington, D.C.

The Lady Cougars will be competing at the Navy Spring Women’s regatta hosted by the U.S. Naval Academy.

The Cougars will also field teams in the North Points #3 regatta hosted by Tennessee in Knoxville, Tenn. C of C has won all four North Points events held in the fall and spring this season.

Finally, the C of C Offshore team continues to sail at the Port of Los Angeles Harbor Cup in LA where they have 2 days of competition left.


The College of Charleston Offshore Sailing Team has placed SECOND overall in their very first Offshore regatta!

The Cougars sailed a competitive 10 race series at the Port of Los Angeles Harbor Cup (hosted by Cal Maritime, in California) to secure a second place finish over 3 days of intense racing in the Catalina 37 keelboat.

The team also won the ‘Dockmaster’ award for showing good sportsmanship and exceptional boat maintenance throughout the series.

This was the first regatta for the newly formed Offshore team at C of C, the Offshore team consists of Jay Greenfield, Brent Burrows, Brandon Folkman, Nathan Akers, Hanna Horan, Timmy Crann, Charles Essi, and Luke Ackerman.




It was another packed weekend for the #1 ranked College of Charleston Sailing Team, as they competed in a total of 5 different events.

On Saturday, at North Points #3 in Tennessee, the Cougars ended up 2nd overall in this one day event.

The College of Charleston Sailing Team also claimed 2nd at the John Jackson Memorial Team Race hosted by Georgetown after sailing a very competitive series.

The Lady Cougars end the Navy Spring Women’s regatta with a strong 7th place finish in the 20 team fleet.

At the St. Mary’s Team Race, the Cougars finished 6th overall in what was a very skilled fleet of 10 teams.

The Offshore Cougars claimed 2nd overall in what was their first offshore event at the Port of Los Angeles Harbor Cup!

Good job to all Cougar sailors that competed on this very busy weekend!

IMG_8623The College of Charleston Offshore Sailing Team after claiming second overall at the Port of Los Angeles Harbor Cup.