St. Mary’s College Sailing Has Strong Weekend Performance

Photo by: Tom Brewer
Photo by: Tom Brewer

ST. MARY'S CITY, Md. - St. Mary's College of Maryland sailing had a strong weekend performance in the St. Mary's Women's Interconference and at the Graham Hall Team Race on Saturday (Mar. 16) and Sunday (Mar. 17). The Seahawks finished seventh in the Graham Hall Team Race and 14th in the St. Mary's Women's Interconference.

Saturday turned out to be the first windy race day of the season and the Seahawks coed team performed well in the breeze at Navy. St. Mary's College started with skippers Liam McCarthy, Lewis Cooper and Josh Paper, and crews Lydia McPherson-Shambarger and Katherine Bjerregaard. In addition, Leo Boucher also skippered on Saturday. The Seahawks earned wins against top ranked teams including Yale (#1), Georgetown (#2) and Roger Williams (#6). Sunday was much lighter, but the Seahawks finished off the weekend with some important league wins. The seventh place finish at Navy puts the Seahawks in good position to qualify for the conference championship.

The women's team sailed at home this weekend, and the conditions were much more unpredictable on the water. Ellie Ungar, Dyson Lord, and Genna Viggiano sailed in the A division and Katherine Bennett and Sophia Taczak sailed in the B division.  

The Seahawks will be back in action this Saturday (Mar. 23) and Sunday (Mar. 24) when they compete in the Szambecki Team Race, Seahawk Women's Team Race Invite, and MAISA / SAISA Fleet Race.

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