Georgetown Team Race


Saturday, February 29:

A Strong NW/W breeze the last few days resulted in another blowout tide for the 2020 GW & Georgetown Team Race. After surveying our options it was determined safest to run races in the Lagoon exclusively in FJs instead of braving the 20-25kt gusts and 35 degree temperature out in the Potomac River. Despite a slightly slower rotation we were lucky to get in some very exciting racing from this W-NW wind direction. Racing proved to be very challenging with a few capsizes, and many lead changes throughout the day thanks to the wild and unpredictable shifts.

We managed to complete one full round robin in both the Georgetown and GW Team Races, and to flight 3 and 2 respectively in the second round robin. Georgetown and Hobart both lead their events with undefeated records.

The team racing was aggressive, but sailors were kept in check by our fantastic group of umpires who all managed to survive the long and frigid day. Thank you to all of our umpires: Kai Friesecke, Ale Fayer, Derek Poon-Tip, Matt Homa, Sean Golden, Colin Kennedy and Rob Overton.

Also a huge thank you to the Georgetown and GW Sailing Teams for the support on a great day of racing.

Tomorrow the race committee plans to finish the second round robin, and is still hopeful to complete a third round robin if conditions permit. Report time is 9am.

Sunday, March 1:

Day Two of the 2020 Georgetown & GW Team Race brought us much warmer weather and lighter breeze, affording us the opportunity to bring the regattas further out into the Potomac River to Haines Point. Despite the more pleasant sailing conditions, the mostly Western breeze still made the racing extremely challenging with wind direction ranging from NW to SW, and wind strength mostly 4-8kts throughout the day.

We managed to complete all three round robins thanks to our team of Georgetown and GW Sailing Team support squads.

Thanks also to all of our umpires: Kai Friesecke, Ale Fayer, Derek Poon-Tip, Matt Homa, Sean Golden, Colin Kennedy and Rob Overton. Days spent as umpires are long and hard. Their contributions make college sailing better, and it is greatly appreciated.

Congratulations to Hobart and William Smith College for winning the 2020 GW Team Race with a 14-1 record, and Georgetown University for winning the 2020 Georgetown Team Race with an undefeated 15-0 record.

Thank you and congratulations to all teams who competed!

Final Results

1GeorgetownGeorgetown UniversityHoyas15/0Jack Reiter '22Marley Mais '21
Jack Corbett '23Isabelle Bicks '22
Sean Segerblom '20Jack Hogan '22
William Logue '20Caroline Teare '21
Annabelle Ayer '22
Olivia van den Born '21
2St. Mary'sSt. Mary's College of MarylandSeahawks11/4Leo Boucher '22Ashley Wagner '20
Joshua Paper '20Lucas Masiello '23
Lewis Cooper '21Sam Muir '22
Sophia Taczak '21
3FordhamFordham UniversityRams7/8Porter Kavle '22Brigid Murphy '20
Tucker Hersam '20Cortney Rielly '20
Eduardo Mintzias '21Edward Harrison '22
4Old DominionOld Dominion UniversityMonarchs5/10Dreugh Phillips '21Emily Harrison '21
Parker Purrington '24Beau Seibel '23
George White '20Raymond Domena '23
Bridget Groble '22
5CornellCornell UniversityBig Red4/11Gabby Rizika '20Adeline Sutton '21
Brooke Shachoy '22Jana Laurendeau '23
Phillip Schofield '21Ethan Andersen '20
Ana Schonander '20
6Christopher NewportChristopher Newport UniversityCaptains3/12Vir Menon '20Anna Patterson '20
Brian Fox '23heath stockton '22
Spencer Charney '20Emily Key '22
Javier Gonzalez Rotge '21Alesha Darling '20
Bailey Hurst '20