CHARLESTON, S.C. – Two weekend regattas are up next for the College of Charleston coed and women’s sailing teams with the Navy Fall Intersectional hosted by the U.S. Naval Academy on Oct. 13-14 in Annapolis, Md., and the Yale Women’s Intersectional hosted by Yale on Oct. 13-14 in New London, Conn.
The Cougars climbed to No. 3 in the latest Sailing World’s College Coed Rankings, presented by Sperry Top-Sider, released on Oct. 10, while the CofC women made a significant jump from No. 12 to No. 6 in the country in the women’s rankings.
Senior All-American skipper Ben Spector (Santa Clarita, Calif.), sophomore crew Ali Blumenthal (Bellport, N.Y.) and senior crew Jeff Aschieris (Newport Beach, Calif.) will compete in A-Division at the Navy Fall Intersectional along with senior All-American skipper Mac Mace (Newport Beach, Calif.), senior crew Cory DeCollibus (Duxbury, Mass.) and freshman crew Jake Reynolds (San Diego, Calif.) in B-Division.
The rotation at Navy will also include senior Juan Maegli (Guatemala City, Guatemala) in the Laser Full Rig C-Division and junior Roy Shaw (Bacliff, Texas) in the Radial D-Division. Freshman Dodge Reeds (Pensacola, Fla.) will serve as an alternate in the C-and D-Divisions.
In women’s competition at Yale, sophomore Kayla Gibson (Houston, Texas) will skipper A-Division with senior crew Sarah Somes (Grosse Pointe Park, Mich.) and sophomore Melany Johnson (Berwyn, Pa.) will skipper B-Division with junior crew Carly Shevitz (Santa Barbara, Calif.).
“We keep getting better every week and are looking to showcase our coed team’s depth this weekend at Navy,” CofC Head Coach Ward Cromwell said. “The women are looking forward to a big challenge at Yale this weekend and should continue to develop and improve their skills ever week.”