Junior Richie Gordon has been named the CGASPORTS.COM Athlete of the Week, presented by First Command after he became the first Coast Guard Academy sailor in almost 50 years to win the New England Men’s Singlehanded Championship.
Gordon now qualifies for the ICSA Men’s Singlehanded Championship from Nov. 8-10 in Santa Barbara, Calif.
He finished in the top 5 in 12 of 14 races including four race wins. On his heels was junior Gage Schoenherr who also won four races and finished just two points back.
This marks the first time in program history that two CGA sailors have qualified for the Men’s Singlehanded National Championship.