Camels Win 18 Team Home Regatta, Crack Top Five in Sailing World Magazine National Poll
NEW LONDON, Conn.--The Connecticut College women´s sailing team hosted the Stu Nelson Trophy Regatta on the Thames River this weekend.
The Camels topped the 18 team field with a winning score of 97 points.
Yale University placed second with 100 points and the Vermont Catamounts raced to a third place finish with 116 points.
There's more good news for Camel sailing fans. The women's team has cracked th the top five in the Sailing World Magazine National Poll. The Camels climbed from #7 all the way up to #5 in the latest national poll with a total of 150 points.
Connecticut College head sailing coach Jeff Bresnahan was pleased with the team´s effort as they near the conclusion of the fall season.
"We´ve sailed three intersectionals and won two of them," Bresnahan said. "I can´t remember that last time we did that! Special thanks to everyone who supported us in this home regatta and all year long."
Sophomore skipper Atlantic Brugman (Barcelona, Spain) and senior crew Katrina Salk (Jamestown, R.I.) paired up to win the B division for the hosts with a score of 30 points.
"Brugman and Salk sailed really well in the last race to propel us past Yale," Bresnahan said.
In the A division, senior skipper Maggie Shea (Wilmette, Ill.) and sophomore Steph Kapinos (South Hadley, Mass.) scored 67 points en route to their seventh place finish.
October 24, 2010