Connecticut College Coed and Women's Teams Qualify for Atlantic Coast Championship

NEW LONDON, Conn.--The fifth ranked Connecticut College women´s sailing team hosted the Victorian Coffee Urn on the Thames River this weekend and the Camels shined in their home water, placing second in the 18 team field with a score of 126 points. The Boston College Eagles won the regatta with a score of 92 points. Harvard University placed third behind Connecticut College with a score of 168 points. Sophomore Atlantic Brugman, Katrina Salk and Lucy Wallace won the B division by a 17 point margin for the Camels with a score of 39 points. In the A division, senior skipper Maggie Shea, Steph Kapinos and Salk contributed to a third place score of 87 points for Connecticut College. With their superlative performance on the Thames this weekend, the Camel women earned an invitation to the Atlantic Coast Championship. The regatta will be hosted by Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Fla. Nov. 13-14. The Connecticut College coed sailing team competed in the Erwin Schell Regatta on the Thames River. The Camels, who are receiving votes in the Sailing World Magazine National Poll, placed eighth in the 18 team field with a score of 316 points. First year skipper Kevin Martland and sophomore crew Sam Parish sailed to a sixth place finish in the B division with a score of 145 points. In the A division, senior skippers Mike Marshall, Wells Bacon, Marina Gluckman and Kevin Lau-Hansen scored 171 points en route to an 11th place finish for Connecticut College. The Camels finished two points ahead of the Big Green from Dartmouth College to earn an invitation to the Atlantic Coast Coed Sailing Championship. The regatta will be held Nov. 13-14 in Annapolis, Md. This is the first time both teams have qualified for the Atlantic Coast Championship since 2008. Brugman and Salk were honored as the New England Women´s Sailors of the Week. The sailing duo contributed to a Camel victory in the Stu Nelson Regatta last week.

October 31, 2010

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