Eckerd College played host to the Eckerd Intersectional FJ sailing regatta March 3-4, 15 colleges and universities from up and down the east competed in the event that featured high winds on the water throughout the competition.
The U.S. Coast Guard Academy was dominant in the team competition with a score of 54, the next closest score was a 62 by the team from College of Charleston. Eckerd finished in 8th place holding a score of 159, ahead of University of Miami, who also had 159 points, based on head to head placing.
Each team has two crews on the boats for each race and the combined placing scores decide the teams overall scores. On the A squad sides it was Coast Guard Academy who had the low score of 23, followed by Yale and MIT with scores of 29, Eckerd’s A crew of Senior Emilie Mademann who crewed all 10 races, along with Senior Sarah Workman who ran races 1-6 and 9-10, and Sophomore Rachel Cruz who ran races 7-8, finished in eighth among A squads with a score of 88.
The B squad races were a different story on the top as College of Charleston took top honors with an overall score of 25, followed by the Coast Guard Academy with 31 points, and Yale University with 36 points. The Tritons B squad consisted of Sophomore Walker Banks crewing all 10 races, Junior Emily Mitchell crewing for races 1-6, and Freshman Tony Collins crewing races 7-10. The Tritons took ninth in the B squad competition with a score of 71, as they sat at the tail end of the pack, the next closest score being 108 by Fordham University.
Overall, Eckerd beat out some sizable competition including such schools as Georgia Tech, Notre Dame, Jacksonville University and Miami University (OH).