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. SAISA Team Race Championship.

4-4-14

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/

4-5-14

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/

C of C Sailing Update. Dellenbaugh Women’s Trophy.

3-28-14

We’re headed North…

The #4 ranked College of Charleston Sailing Women’s Team is on it’s way up to Brown University to compete in the Dellenbaugh Women’s Trophy!

The Lady Cougars sailing this weekend will consist of skipper Clerc Cooper with crew Elizabeth Chambers sailing in A division, while skipper Grace Lucas will sail with crews Morgan Buckley & Charlotte Saxe in B division.

Racing is set to start tomorrow at 10am, follow the live scoring here:http://scores.collegesailing.org/s14/dellenbaugh-women/

3-29-14

Lady Cougars in THIRD after day 1 of racing:

Women's team at DellenbaughIt was a cold and wet first day of racing at the Dellenbaugh Women’s regatta in Rhode Island (hosted by Brown), where the College of Charleston Women’s Sailing Team managed to score just 103pts after 8 races in A division and 6 in B division.

The Lady Cougars are 24pts out of second, and with another day of racing scheduled for tomorrow, they are looking forward to making a jump in the standings.

Full scores: http://scores.collegesailing.org/s14/dellenbaugh-women/full-scores/

3-30-14

Lady Cougars finish FIFTH at Dellenbaugh Women’s Trophy:

It was another wet and frigid day in Rhode Island as the Lady Cougars finished off a 12 race series to secure a fifth place overall finish.Walking away from a cold season of sailing

The No. 4 ranked C of C Sailing Women’s Team ended the regatta with 204pts after a challenging second day of racing. The Ladies competed against 12 of the top women’s teams in the nation, managing to out sail many of these top programs.

Congratulations to our Lady Cougars on a respectable finish through very challenging conditions- the girls are looking forward to hanging up their dry suits for the rest of the season!

Final scores:http://scores.collegesailing.org/s14/dellenbaugh-women/full-scores/

C of C Sailing Update. Szambecki Team Race, Charleston Women’s.

3-21-14

The College of Charleston Sailing Team is getting ready for another weekend of competition, here are your lineups for this weekend’s events:

At the Aaron Szambecki Team Race, hosted by Old Dominion University, the Cougars will be represented by Jake Reynolds, Ali Blumenthal, Beka Schiff, Ryan Davidson, Emily Stuart, Chase Shaw, Nick Johnstone, and Seppie McAdams.

At the Charleston Women’s event, hosted by The College of Charleston, the Cougars will sail two teams:
A: Grace Lucas, Morgan Buckley / Charlotte Saxe. B: Kayla Gibson, Michaela Reynolds.
A: Katherine Baker, Katie Dowling. B: Sarah Mackey, Bayley Davidson

For fans interested in supporting the Lady 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.

Live scoring will be available via Intercollegiate Sailing Association (ICSA)http://scores.collegesailing.org/s14/

3-22-14

Here’s a photo from earlier this morning as the No. 4-ranked College of Charleston Sailing Team were getting ready for action at the Aaron Szambecki Team Race in Norfolk, Va.Szambecki 2014

Meanwhile, here in Charleston, The Lady Cougars, currently ranked No. 7 nationally in Sailing World’s college rankings, will play host to No. 1 Yale, No. 4 Stanford, No. 5 MIT, No. 8 Georgetown, No. 12 U.S. Coast Guard Academy, No. 13 Eckerd College, Boston University, South Florida, Wisconsin and Washington College in the Charleston Women’s Inter-conference.

Here’s your College of Charleston Sailing mid-weekend regatta update:

The C of C Lady Cougars are in FIRST overall at the Charleston Women’s Inter-conference Regatta thanks to a solid performance of day 1 of racing out in Charleston Harbor! The second C of C Ladies team is sitting in 7th overall out of the competitive 12 team field, and is looking forward to climbing up the score sheet tomorrow.

Up in Virginia, at the Szambecki Team Race, the College of Charleston Sailing Team is in SECOND overall with an 11-5 record headed into tomorrow’s racing. The Cougars will be looking to come out on top, as they are only 2 wins behind the current leader Stanford.

Full scores available here: http://scores.collegesailing.org/

3-23-14

Lady Cougars finish SECOND at Charleston Women’s Inter-conference while the College of Charleston Sailing Team claims FOURTH at the Szambecki Team Race:

After a long morning postponement here in Charleston, the race committee was finally able to get 2 sets off to complete the Charleston Women’s Inter-conference regatta.
The Lady Cougars sailed two teams at this event, and finished 2nd and 8th overall after battling through 11 races with the top women’s teams in the nation.

In Virginia, at the Aaron Szambecki Team Race, the Cougars finished the series with a 14-7 record; good enough to take 4th overall in the 8 team field.

#GoCougars

Scores: http://scores.collegesailing.org/

C of C Sailing Update. Graham Hall Team Race, St. Mary’s Women’s.

3-14-14

Our Cougar sailors are on the road and headed North towards Maryland. Here are this weekend’s line-ups:

C of C will field a very experienced Team at the Graham Hall Team Race:
Skipper Jake Reynolds will be sailing with crew Ali Blumenthal, skipper Ryan Davidson along with Emmy Stuart, and skipper Dodge Rees with crew Tierney Driscoll. Chase Shaw will be traveling as an alternate crew.

The Lady Cougars will also be represented at the St. Mary’s Women’s regatta by a solid team of top notch sailors:
In A Division we have Clerc Cooper, Elizabeth Chambers and Chloe Dapp. While in B Division we have Beka Schiff, Morgan Buckley, and Charlotte Saxe.

Good luck to all of our Cougar sailors this weekend! Stay tuned for results and updates…

3-15-14

‘The No. 4-ranked College of Charleston coed and No. 7-ranked women’s sailing teams will split its time this weekend at the Graham Hall Team Race hosted by the U.S. Naval Academy on March 15 in Annapolis, Md., and the St. Mary’s Women’s regatta hosted by St. Mary’s College of Maryland on March 15-16 in St. Mary’s, Md.’

Here’s your College of Charleston Athletics Press Release for this weekend: http://www.cofcsports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=14800&ATCLID=209433444&utm_medium=twitter&utm_content=cofc&utm_source=twitterfeed

3-16-14

It’s #CougarSunday and the College of Charleston Sailing Team is getting ready to hit the water and wrap up this weekend’s two events:

After a promising day yesterday, at the St. Mary’s Women’s regatta, the Lady Cougars will be battling to obtain a top 3 position through the last day of racing in Maryland. The ladies are competing against 18 of the top women’s teams in the nation, and are holding onto a respectable 4th after day 1 of competition.

Over at Navy, the Cougars are competing in the Graham Hall Team Race where they current have an 8-3 record- which is good enough for fourth. They will be looking to climb up the rankings today as racing continues in Maryland!

COUGARS TAKE FOURTH AT BOTH EVENTS-

The College of Charleston Sailing Team is headed back to Charleston after placing 4th at both the Graham Hall Team Race and St. Mary’s Women’s Inter-Conference regatta this weekend in Maryland.

The Lady Cougars sailed 36 races between the A & B fleets to finish with a total of 274pts; edging out 14 other top women’s teams to clinch 4th overall in the competitive 18 team fleet.

At the Graham Hall Team Race, the Cougars finished with a 13-5 record, and narrowly lost out on a tie-breaker with Navy, leading to a respectable 4th place finish in the 16 team field.

Congratulations to all of our Cougar sailors on another successful weekend of college sailing!

Full scores from both events can be viewed here:http://scores.collegesailing.org/
photoPhoto: C of C Cougars at the Graham Hall Team Race. Pictured Left-to-right: Coach Ward, Chase Shaw, Dodge Rees, Tierney Driscoll, Jake Reynolds, Ali Blumenthal, Emily Stuart, and Ryan Davidson.