Hoya Sailing Clinches Berth to ICSA Women's National Championship

April 23, 2018

WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University sailing team was narrowly edged out, taking second place by just one point, at the 2018 Mid-Atlantic Intercollegiate Sailing Association (MAISA) Women's Championship. The two-day conference championship regatta was hosted by Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. Back home on the friendly waters of the Potomac River, GU hosted the Robert Arrigan Memorial Regatta, with squads finishing fifth, sixth and seventh.

MAISA Women's Conference Championship (April 21-22; Norfolk, Virginia)
With no finishes outside of the top nine, the Hoyas finished second in a tightly-contested MAISA Women's Conference Championship. Georgetown won the A division, turning in podium performances in seven of 11 races. In the B Division, Georgetown was steady but not as much of a constant presence among the top three despite a pair of race wins.

Finishing second in the B division, the Blue & Gray combined for 89 (38/51) total points to take second at the regatta. With the second-place showing, the Hoyas will compete at the 2018 Sperry ICSA Women's National Championship as the top nine teams advance.

Results (top 10 of 15): 1. Hobart and William Smith, 88; 2. Georgetown, 89; 3. St. Mary's 112; 4. US Naval Academy, 125; 5. George Washington, 130; 6. Penn, 131; 7. Fordham, 151; 8. Cornell, 156; 9. Old Dominion, 160 10. Virginia, 182
Georgetown Lineup
A Division (1st of 15; 38 points): Rose Edwards with Olivia van den Born (1-6) and Meaghan MacRae (7-15)
B Division (3rd of 15; 51 points): Lola Bushnell with Hannah Hess

Robert Arrigan Memorial Regatta (April 21-22; Washington, D.C.)
With glassy waters on Saturday, the majority of the races occurred on Sunday. The Hoyas put together three different lineups, showcasing their depth and finishing fifth, sixth and seventh.

Results: 1. Navy 1, 88; 2. George Washington 1, 104; 3. George Washington 2, 115; Navy 2, 118; 5. Georgetown Hoyas 2, 148; 6. Georgetown Hoyas 1, 151; 7. Georgetown Hoyas 3, 158; 8. Old Dominion, 211; 9. American, 277
Georgetown Lineup â€" Hoyas 1
A Division (3rd of 9; 50 points): Andrew Person with Grace Hanrahan (1), Maya Rabinowitz (2-8) B Division (4th of 9; 101 points): Victoria Davis (1), Gretchen McCarthy (2-8) with Henry Wu (1), Jack Powers (2-8)
Georgetown Lineup â€" Hoyas 2
A Division (6th of 9; 59 points): Clay Broussard with Lucy Beimforh (1), Sarah Baker (2-8)
B Division (2nd of 9; 89 points): Carly Broussard with Samantha Schlageter
Georgetown Lineup â€" Hoyas 3
A Division (7th of 9; 74 points): Yusuf Mallick (1), Noah Helleher (208) with Annalise Pflueger (1), Juliana Rustum (2-8)
B Division (1st of 9; 84 points): Elliot Frank (1), Preston Tso (2-8) with Georgia Brainard (1), Emmeline Vermylen (2-8)

The Hoyas return to the water on April 28-29 for the America Trophy in St. Mary's City, Maryland.

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