ST. MARY'S CITY, Md. - Coast Guard finished eighth in two interconference regattas to start the 2019 season, the St. Mary's Team Race hosted by St. Mary's College of Maryland and the Charleston Spring Interconference hosted by the College of Charleston.
The St. Mary's Team Race attracted ten teams from across the country for the annual early season event. Light air and inconsistent breeze plagued the event from start to finish, allowing the race committee to only complete one round robin. Coast Guard was strong in their matches against several of the nation's top team race teams, especially off the starting line. The Bears were unable to convert most of those close races to wins, however, and ended the shortened event with a record of three wins and six losses. Stanford University won the regatta with a record of 8-1.
Further south in Charleston, sailors were treated to near perfect conditions for the Charleston Spring Interconference. The breeze ranged from 10-15 knots on both days with sunny skies and warm temperatures. The race committee was able to complete eight races per division on each day, for a total of sixteen per division overall.
In A-Division, Richard Gordon and Mary Tran finished seventh with 130 points. Liam Ballantyne and Lily Maranto finished tenth in B-Division with 160 points. The team combined for 290 points and eigth overall. Jacksonville University finished first with 152 points.