Offshore Bears Finish 2nd at AYC Fall Series

Offshore Bears Finish 2nd at AYC Fall Series

The Offshore Sailors wrapped up the second weekend of the American Yacht Club Fall Series by staying in the top three all six races and finishing second overall in the ultra-competitive J-70 one-design class. The Fall Series Regatta spans over consecutive weekends and CGA Sailing had eight different sailors competing over the course of the series.

For the opening weekend, Richard O'Leary was on the helm with Greg Gaskel, Merrill Cline and Dan Peveler crewing on the high performance boat. With a variety of wind and current conditions, the team managed to finish in the top three including winning race 3. The team was in second overall after week one. The second week team had Jesse McKnight on the helm with Toby Ferl, Liam Long and JP Arney running the boat and doing tactics. The team has almost identical finishes to the prior week including a win in race 10. The team remained held their spot and claimed second overall in the eight boat fleet.

In other sailing news, CGA Sailors finished 3rd of 18 in the COED Showcase Qualifier at St. Mary's College of Maryland. The team was winning the regatta by one point after racing on Saturday. Sunday was a great three team battle for the top spot with Boston University and Harvard. In the end BU and Harvard were tied with BU wining the tie breaker and the Bears were 15 points back. Mack Fox and Brian Nelson continued to sail well in A Division finishing 5th and Gage Schoenherr sailing with Christina Nothacker and Walter Gnann finished a close 2nd in B Division.

The women's team was at Conn College for the annual Stu Nelson Inter-conference Trophy Regatta. The Bears sailed two freshmen skippers for the first time this fall in the hotly contested competition. Emma Snead sailing with Mary Tran and Casey Gale finished 11th in a very deep A Division and Emma AuBuchon sailing with Lily Maranto finished 7th in B Division. The team finished 9th of 16 overall.