SAILING | Coed team places third at nationals

Next weekend, the coed sailing team will compete for the Admiral’s Cup, the Priddy Trophy and the Thompson Trophy.
Next weekend, the coed sailing team will compete for the Admiral’s Cup, the Priddy Trophy and the Thompson Trophy. Photo by Zeenat Mansoor.

The co-ed sailing team ended its season June 8 with a third place finish in the ICSA Dinghy National Championships, its best result in three years.

Skipper Joseph Morris ’12 and crew Isabel Elliman ’12 led the A division for the final time in their collegiate careers. In B division, skipper Graham Landy ’15 and crew Heather May ’13 excelled, winning the Robert Allan Jr. Trophy for their top finish. Throughout the 13 races, they only finished outside the top five three times.

After the tournament, Morris and Landy were named All-Americans, matching the two sailors named from Georgetown, Stanford and College of Charleston.

With 171 points over three days, the Bulldogs took home the third-place Metropolitan Sailing League Trophy. While Georgetown dominated the field with just 137 points, Roger Williams only led Yale by two in the end. The Elis bested three Ivy league teams in the 18-school regatta: Harvard took fifth, Dartmouth placed 14th and Brown finished 15th.

At last year’s championships, the Bulldogs placed eighth.

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