It wasn’t all flip flops and sunburns over Memorial Day weekend.
Fourteen schools were psyching themselves up for the APS/ICSA Team Race National Championships in the cold Pacific Northwest – The Gorge at Cascade Locks, Oregon. For the competitors, this weekend meant dry suits and sailing. The weather was anything but predictable, and teams were faced with strong currents, too much wind, too little wind – you know, everything that’s par for the course in a good regatta. The result: Some darn good sailing!
In the end, there was a warm-your-heart victory for Roger Williams University as they take home the Walter C. Wood Memorial Trophy.
Congratulations are also in order for Boston College taking Second, College of Charleston taking Third, and Georgetown finishing Fourth. Nice work, sailors!
This is the first time Roger Williams has been on the scene at the APS/ICSA Team Race Nationals, and they gave a strong performance. In what were very challenging conditions, they kept their minds right. Going into the last race, they were tied with BC. Focus and good sailing led them to their first place finish. Big shout outs go to skippers Cy Thompson ‘11, Alec Anderson ‘13, Sean Bouchard ’12 with crews: Kelly Stannard ‘12, Sophie Bellacosa ‘13, Bianca Rom ’13, Tyler Wilson ’12, Cameron Pimentel ’13, Joshua Saltmarsh ’11, Haley Powell ’13 and Alyssa Seifert ’13.
Everyone’s back in the game already. Up next: ICSA Gill Co-ed National Championship.
Have some time to kill? Check out this Sailgroove video, a team race between RWU and Georgetown: