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Tough Weekend Back East For Coeds And Women
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 10/20/2004

Oct. 20, 2004

Stanford, CA - A rainy, windy weather system pounded the east coast all weekend, making racing conditions tough for both the Stanford Women's and the Coed Sailing Teams. Sailing only 6 races at Yale, the women landed in 10th overall, while the Coeds earned 9th after a full rotation of 20 races at Navy.

The Connecticut shoreline was hit hardest, with wind and waves at Yale Yacht Club topping out at 20 knots and 6 feet, respectively. All the competitors at the annual Yale Women's Regatta remained on shore most of Saturday and Sunday, waiting for a break in the weather so the 18 teams could hit the water. "It's a long way to travel for what ended up as only 6 races in each division, " commented Coach Jay Kehoe.

On Saturday, Liz Rountree and crew Julie Pitts hit the water for Stanford in A-Division. The duo had a great start and pulled a 9, 6 in the extreme conditions. Their second set was fraught with difficulties, resulting in a 12, 17. In B-division, Caroline Young sailed with Jo Madsen for the first set, with results of 14, 11. For the next set, Becca Levin crewed for Young and the duo managed a 4, 8. Racing was abandoned for the remainder of the day, leaving the Stanford team in 10th overall.

On Sunday the conditions were similar- and after some postponements for the strong wind to settle down, A-Division hit the water, resulting in two top finished for Rountree/Pitts. This set brought Stanford up to 8th overall. Unfortunately, the wind built and B-Division was unable to get a set of races off. According to the college rules, the races in A must be dropped from the scores, and the Stanford Cardinal dropped back down to 10th overall.

Yale Women's Intersectional
     School                       |A     B     Total
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    1) Yale                      |8     10    18
    2) Brown                     |9     21    30
    3) Charleston                |13    28    41
    4) Dartmouth                 |23    21    44
    5) St. Mary's                |20    36    56
    6) Boston College            |31    26    57
    7) Bowdoin                   |37    35    72
    8) Connecticut College       |45    29    74
    9) Hobart/William Smith      |41    39    80
    10) Stanford                 |44    37    81
    11) Coast Guard              |37    49    86
    12) Univ. of Vermont         |44    42    86
    13) Boston University        |52    36    88
    14) Tufts                    |54    36    90
    15) Navy                     |46    48    94
    16) Old Dominion             |61    56    117
    17) Providence College       |47    75    122
    18) Harvard                  |64    60    124
    19) Roger Williams           |74    65    139

In Annapolis, the wind was not quite as bad, ranging from 12-20 knots. The 20 teams at the Navy Fall Intersectional were able to get off a full 20 races in two days. The highlight for the Cardinal sailors was sophomore Emery Wager earning 3rd in C-Division (sailing singlehanded Lasers). Wager was bested by Georgetown's Andrew Campbell and Harvard's Clay Johnson. "This is a good practice run for Emery, " said Coach Brent Harrill, who will accompany Wager to the ICSA Singlehanded Nationals this weekend in Minnesota.

Sailing in A-Division, Peter Deming and Lucy Horton earned 15th. Freshman Eddie Conrad made a strong debut in his first big Intersectional, earning 11th in B-Division. Conrad sailed with veteran crews Anna Vu and Ali Salatti (in the windier races). Also making his debut in a major Intersectional was senior Andy Mesher, who earned 10th overall in D-Division, sailing a singlehanded Laser.

Navy Fall Intersectional
                            A    B    C    D  TOT
 1. Kings Point           143  110  116   57  426
 2. Yale                  113   80  159  182  534
 3. Hobart W/S            145  155  159   81  540
 4. USC                    91  100  173  195  559
 5. Tufts University      182  131  112  154  579
 6. Georgetown            198  151   69  162  580
 7. St. Marys             186  156  157  118  617
 8. Harvard               191  278   69  105  643
 9. Stanford              217  202  108  186  713
10. Navy                  213  189  183  139  724
11. Charleston            173  205  246  153  777
12. Washington College    175  151  270  208  804
13. Univ. Rhode Island    184  203  191  284  862
14. Old Dominion Univ.    172  192  251  279  894
15. Eckerd                265  272  208  240  985
16. Texas A&M Galv        183  271  336  313 1103
17. Wisconsin             310  300  289  339 1238
18. Michigan              355  354  312  251 1272
19. Maryland              355  312  390  341 1398
20. Cornell               334  373  307  387 1401

This weekend the Stanford Team welcomes back their alumni at the Annual Alumni & Friends Regatta. This year the event takes on the name of Drew Gashler '88. Past team captain, Gashler was killed January 1st in an avalanche while skiing at Lake Tahoe.


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