As Women’s Sailing concluded their fall conference schedule this past weekend, the Coed team will wrap up their fall season at the SAISA Coed Championship in Atlanta, Georgia and ICSA Collegiate Match Race Nationals in Marblehead, Massachusetts on Nov. 2-3.
Over the season, the Tritons were tough competition as they dominated in their first three regattas. While they fell short in the some of the Coed and Women’s Showcases and the Danmark Trophy, Eckerd’s sailors pulled through toward the end of the season. A more detailed recap of the season can be found below.
Tritons this past weekend came in fifth place at the SAISA Women's Championships in Wilmington, North Carolina to finish out their fall season.
The B Division came in third during their first race, fourth place for the fifth and sixth races and in third during the final eighth. Junior Margaret MacCormack skippered the boat while sophomore Jacqueline Morrison was on crew to finish with 34 points as fifth in the division, just three points over the University of Miami’s Hurricanes.
The A Division also started off strong coming in third in the first race and fourth in the second with senior Ainsley Parramore and junior Camryn Kennedy. Tritons finished with 42 points, placing fifth in their division, as well.
The regatta ended with the College of Charleston coming in first place ahead of Jacksonville University.
At the Coed Showcase in Salve Regina, Rhode Island over the weekend, Eckerd’s B Division sailors led the way for the Tritons as they finished in 11th place in the regatta.
In the B Division, juniors Connor Ratcliff and Camryn Kennedy came in seventh place with 115 points following a second in the first race, fifth in the fourth and second again in the 14th race.
A Division saw juniors Daniel Vail (races 1-8, 12-14) and Ian Willoughby (races 9-10) as skipper and sophomore Liam Farese as crew. Tritons finished with 162 points, placing them in 13th.
The regatta ended with University of Rhode Island edging out Louisiana’s Tulane University by 25 points to secure first place.
Tritons Women’s Sailing finished in 12th of 14 in the Women’s Showcase B Finals in St. Mary’s City, Maryland after tough races this weekend.
Junior Margaret MacCormack and sophomore Jacqueline Morrison sailed in the A Division. With 116 points the Tritons came in 14th place.
Senior Ainsley Parramore and first-year Faviola Collazo came out with a strong start in the B Division taking fourth place during the event’s fourth race. Eckerd pulled into 11th place with 100 points.
Bowdoin College came in first place in the regatta ahead of the University of Miami by 12 points.
Against tough competition up the east coast in St. Mary’s City, Maryland at the Coed Showcase A, Tritons came in last at 18th place.
Sailing in the A Division were juniors Daniel Vail ( races 1-6, 11-18) and Ian Willoughby (races 7-10) as skippers and sophomore Liam Farese on crew. The sailors took 17th place in the Division with 249 points despite a strong start by Vail and Farese as they secured third place in the third race of the event.
Bringing Eckerd in 14th with 216 points in Division B was junior Connor Ratcliff as skipper for all 18 races and juniors Camryn Kennedy (races 1-14, 17-18) and Evan Langford (races 15-16) on crew.
After a tiebreaker, Boston University won the regatta over Harvard University.
Eckerd Sailing hit its first bump this weekend after starting the season strong with three straight first place wins. Over the Sept. 28-29 weekend Tritons took part in three regattas, coming in second place out of 15 in South Points #4, 15th of 16 in the Women’s Showcase and 18th of 20 for the Danmark Trophy.
At home in the South Points #4, first-year Tritons Alec Fisichella (races 1-4) and Cooper Robinson (race 5) skippered while Elissa Martinez led as crew to take second place in the B Division with 15 points.
Teaming for races 1-4 in the A Division were senior Cameron Douglas and first-year Faviola Collazo until first-years Cameron Robinson and Emily Miller sailed in race five with the quartet earning 22 points for a fourth-place finish.
Eckerd finished with 37 points behind the University of South Florida with 23 points.
In New London, Connecticut for the Women's Showcase, A Division saw junior Margaret MacCormack skipper all 16 races with first-year Elizabeth O'Brien (races 1-10) and sophomore Jacqueline Morrison (races 11-16) as crew. The Tritons finished 15th in the race with 370 points as seniors Ainsley Parramore and Ginna Kilbourne sailed in the B Division.
Also in New London, Connecticut Eckerd came in 18th at the Danmark Trophy with 512 points.
Skippers in the A Division included junior Ian Willoughby (races 1-14) and sophomore Sean Tallman (races 15-18) while sophomores Jacqueline Morrison (races 1-10) and Josh Cole (races 11-18) were on crew.
All Division B races were led by juniors Connor Ratcliff and Camryn Kennedy.
For the Match Race Championships hosted by Charleston in South Carolina, the Tritons competed in a single round-robin for a spot in the final four to determine the top two qualifiers for match race nationals out of SAISA.
Junior Connor Ratcliff skippered in the regattas while crew included senior Cameron Douglas, senior Caroline Puckette and junior Evan Langford.
In the final round-robin Eckerd pushed past Jacksonville University’s Fins.
Entering the final four Eckerd held the top seed leading with six wins. Tritons pulled ahead of Miami and Jacksonville, with their only loss of the day going to the College of Charleston Cougars.
Due to inclement weather, the South Points #3 set to happen over the weekend on Sept. 21 was canceled.
Sealing their win for the third week in a row, Tritons look to regattas the following week in South Points #4 at home in the Doyle Sailing Center, while also heading to New London, Connecticut for the Danmark Trophy and Women's Showcase #1.
The Tritons took a trip over three hours across the state to compete at South Point #2 in Jacksonville with both Coed and women’s team entered in the competition.
Two Coed teams competed, with Tritons 1 collecting 59 points and taking first place and Tritons 2 dominating South Florida by 61 points and stealing the second slot.
In the A Division, junior Daniel Vail and senior Ginna Kilbourne earned 25 points finishing in the top two of their first races.
In the B Division, competition was much closer. Sophomore duo Sean Tallman and Jacqueline Morrison finished in third, falling short only five points behind the leader.
The second team entered from the Coed team was split with sailors from the University of Jacksonville. In the A Division we had first-year Alec Fisichella and sophomore Liam Farese who sailed for a second-place finish. They won three of their races totaling 29 points, earning them the top spot on the B Division.
Women's Sailing finished in third-place which now opens the opportunity for them to compete in showcase events this fall.
Seniors Ainsley Parramore and Ginna Kilbourne competed in the A Division earning them a total of 63 points.
First-year Elizabeth O'Brien and junior Margaret MacCormack sailed in the B Division of the competition, bringing home a first-place finish in the ninth race they competed in.
Both the Women’s and Coed teams had participants entered in the A and B Divisions. The Coed team won the SAISA Open while the women's team finished third in the SAISA Women's Open.
In the A Division, junior Ian Willoughby and sophomore Liam Farese finished second with 45 points coming just short to Jacksonville.
In the B Division, juniors Connor Ratcliff and Camryn Kennedy stole first-place with 31 points, 16 points ahead of their South Florida opponents. On Sunday the duo’s success continued as they finished the day off with two more wins.
Eckerd collected 76 points to win the SAISA Open dominating Jacksonville by 18 points.