USF Women's Team Race


Saturday, February 25:

Four teams from three conferences (SAISA, MAISA, and MCSA) participated in the season's first women's team race regatta hosted by USF. Saturday's racing began inside Bayboro Harbor, featuring light winds, 4-5 knots from the SE and flat water. The breeze starting veering rapidly during round 2, and the fleet was sent in for a lunch break. Racing resumed in the afternoon out in Tampa Bay, with a healthy 8-11 knot westerly. The fleet was sent in at the conclusion of round 4 with Old Dominion in the lead.

Sunday, February 26:

Another day of sunny, 80+ degree temperatures at USF. The fleet began round 5 in a 5-8 knot ENE breeze in Tampa Bay. By lunchtime, the combination of a diminishing breeze, powerboat chop, and incoming tidal current forced the fleet back to shore mid-way through round 6. Patience was rewarded when the predicted seabreeze filled in and the fleet launched for the final time, completing round 6 in a 8-11 knot westerly.

ODU took the honors with a record of 14-4, followed by JU at 11-7, USF at 10-8, and WISC at 1-17. Many thanks to umpires Sean Cornell and Chloe Sweeting, to all who donated their time and boats to assist with the regatta, and to the coaches and sailors for their participation.

Final Results

1Old DominionOld Dominion UniversityMonarchs14/4Elizabeth Gildea '24Isabelle Kanach '25
Emma Friedauer '26Allison Volk '25
Allison Volk '25Alivia Markham '23
Megan Geith '24Cadence Goodnight '26
2JacksonvilleJacksonville UniversityFins11/7Emily Allen '25Reagan Carris '26
Kaitlyn Liebel '26Mary Mann '23
Agija Elerte '26Ella Bilow '26
3South FloridaUniversity of South FloridaBulls10/8Emma Shakespeare '24Olivia Smith '23
Heidi Hicks '25Jewel "Min Min" Kelly '24
Kay Brunsvold '25Madisen Hamai '26
Sydney Monahan '23Saleta Powell '25
Ochithya Fernando '25
4WisconsinUniversity of WisconsinBadgers1/17Marissa Tegeder '25Carmen Lineer '26
Mary Castellini '25Emma Komis '26
Sydney Mandell '26Lauren Salmi '26