June 1, 2015
WASHINGTON - Following one day of racing, the Georgetown University sailing team is currently in third place of the semifinals at the 2015 Intercollegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) Gill Coed National Championships . With 86 points combined from the A and B divisions, the Hoyas trail Boston College (76) and the College of Charleston (82) in the eastern fleet of a two-fleet semifinal. The four-day regatta invites the top 36 teams in the country in coed racing and is being held on the Narragansett Bay in Newport, R.I., and hosed by Brown University, Salve Regina University and the New York Yacht Club.
The Hoyas are in second place in the A division with 38 points, trailing Tufts by two points. Nevin Snow (San Francisco, Calif./Cathedral Catholic) is sailing with Nancy Hagood (Charleston, S.C./Ashley Hall) and Katia DaSilva (East Greenwich, R.I./Portsmouth Abbey).
In the B division, the Blue & Gray is in sixth place with 51 points. A mere five points separates fourth-place United States Coast Guard (47 points) and seventh-place Fordham University (52 points) in the close races. Sailing for Georgetown are Alex Post (Chicago, Ill./Loyola Academy) and Sean Golden (Duxbury, Mass./Tabor Academy) with Bettina Redway (Providence, R.I./St. George's), Katie Olsen (East Dennis, Mass./Cape Cod Academy) and Jack Welty (Phoenix, Ariz./Brophy Prep).
"It was close racing today," Head Coach Michael J. Callahan said. "We are balancing experimenting on the course without taking too many risks for this portion of the regatta."
At this point, the Hoyas are in a two-fleet semifinal with 18 teams apiece in both the eastern and western fleets. Following the completion of racing on Tuesday, the top nine from each fleet will advance to the finals on Wednesday for the last two days of racing.