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. 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. Bob Bavier Team Race, North Points #2.

2-28-14

It’s a big weekend for College of Charleston Sailing, with the first team race event of the Spring ’14 season taking place right here in Charleston- the Bob Bavier Team Race.

The Cougars will also be competing at Clemson, sailing the North Points #2 Event.

Here are the lineups for both regattas:
At the Bob Bavier Team Race, the Cougars will be sailing two teams- Jake Reynolds & Ali Blumenthal, Nick Johnstone & Seppie McAdams, and Ryan Davidson & Emmy Stuart will compete on one Cougar team, while Dodge Rees & Tierney Driscoll, Jack Jorgensen & Michaela Reynolds, and Reed Baldridge & Katherine Baker will sail on the other team.

At Clemson, the Cougars will be sailing Nicole Hause & Amy Kubie in A-fleet with Sarah Mackey and Katie Dowling in B-fleet.

Be sure to follow along with live scoring: http://scores.collegesailing.org/s14/

3-2-14

The Cougars have placed SECOND overall at the North Points #2 regatta in Clemson, and are currently sitting in THIRD after the first day of racing at the Bob Bavier Team Race event!

At NP #2, The College of Charleston Sailors edged out a competitive field of 12 other teams to score just 28pts through 5 races; tieing with first place team Clemson and narrowly losing the championship spot on a tie-breaker. Congratulations to our sailors on a great series!

Meanwhile, after day 1 of racing at the Bob Bavier Team Race regatta here in Charleston- the Cougars are in a comfortable third (just 1 win out of first), and looking to capitalize on a full day of racing today.
The second C of C team is sitting in ninth, and will also be looking to climb up the score sheet.
Yesterday, the Race Committee did an awesome job in getting 65 races off in a light and shifty breeze, it’ll be interesting to see what today’s racing has in store.

Follow along with the Bob Bavier Team Race:http://scores.collegesailing.org/s14/bob-bavier-team-race/

3-3-14

Another weekend is in the books for the College of Charleston Sailing Team, and the Cougars ended up finishing off the Bob Bavier Team Race event (hosted by Charleston) by placing FOURTH (12-9) and NINTH (4-14).

The Bob Bavier was the first team race event of the Spring season for the Cougars, and was truly competitive featuring 8 of the top 10 teams in the nation. Stand by for the official press release and photos.

Final Results:
http://scores.collegesailing.org/s14/bob-bavier-team-race/

The C of C Sailors are already focused and preparing for next weekend- which will see the Cougars fielding teams to 5 events across the nation; stay tuned!

C of C Sailing Update. Charleston Spring Coed, USF Women’s.

2-14-14

After a cold week of training here in Charleston, the College of Charleston Sailing Team is fired up for this weekend’s 2 events!

At the home-hosted Charleston Spring Coed, sailing for C of C will be sophomore skipper Dodge Rees and junior crew Tierney Driscoll competing in A-Division and sophomore skipper Kyle Sutter and sophomore crew Katie Dowling in B-Division.

At the first women’s event of the season; the USF Women’s Regatta hosted by South Florida, junior skipper Clerc Cooper and senior crew Elizabeth Chambers will sail in A-Division and senior skipper Grace Lucas and junior crew Morgan Buckley in B-Division.

Be sure to follow the live scores: http://scores.collegesailing.org/

*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 will take place right on the Cooper River by the marina in Charleston Harbor.

2-15-14

The Lady Cougars are 20pts ahead at the USF Women’s event after a strong first day of racing!

9 races were sailed today in St. Petersburg, and the College of Charleston Women sailors showed their talent in both the A and B fleets. The ladies are looking forward to another day of racing tomorrow, with light conditions forecasted.

As for the Charleston Spring Coed, the strong westerly winds that bought gusts upwards of 30kts did not allow for any racing to be completed today. Tomorrow’s forecast is looking much better, and the RC will attempt to begin racing at 0900.

2-16-14

Congratulations to our Lady Cougars on pulling off an impressive WIN this weekend at the USF Women’s event in St. Petersburg, FL.Lady Cougars at USF

The Women’s team sailed a successful regatta and out-sailed the 6 team field scoring just 110pts through 12 races; proving why they are one of the top women’s teams in the nation.

The College of Charleston Sailing Team was represented by two teams at the Charleston Spring Co-Ed, finishing a respectable 4th (just 6pts out of 2nd) and 15th after 6 races at an event that hosted 18 of the top collegiate sailing teams in the nation.

For scores from both events: http://scores.collegesailing.org/s14/

#CougarSunday

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C of C Sailing Update. SAISA Open, SCOR.

2-7-14

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 http://scores.collegesailing.org/s14/

2-8-14

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

C of C Sports Press Release: http://www.cofcsports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=14800&ATCLID=209400921

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

2-9-14

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

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

SAISA Open:

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.

Scores: http://scores.collegesailing.org/s14/saisa-open/

SCOR:

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.

Scores: http://scores.collegesailing.org/s14/scor/full-scores/