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Sailing Blows Away Competition
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 09/24/2013

STANFORD, Calif. – Stanford sailing opened its season with a 40-point victory this past weekend at the 64th Nevins Trophy intersectional regatta at Kings Point, N.Y.

The Cardinal outpaced second-place Harvard (209) along with 18 other schools to claim the top spot. Oliver Toole and Carolyn Ortel played a major role in Stanford’s victory, earning 44 points after finishing first in the A-division.

Axel Sly and Michel Catania brought home a sixth-place finish in the B-division with 74 points, while Kieran Chung earned 51 points for a second-place finish in the C-division.

The Cardinal also sent a contingent to the Hatch Brown Trophy intersectional regatta and placed 13th of 18 teams, accumulating 535 points.

Antoine Screve, Kaitlyn Baab and Yuri Namikawa anchored the Cardinal in the A-division, finishing 14th with 192 points.

Stanford’s B-division team was led by Sarah Mace, Baab and Samantha Steele, and placed 13th with 183 points. The C-division team finished 10th with 160 points and was headed by Yuki Yoshiyasu, Yuri Namikawa and Steele.

Complete results available via scores.collegesailing.org.

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In the first coaches’ poll of the year released on Sept. 18, Stanford was ranked second in the coed division with 308 points, including two first-place votes. Yale claimed the top spot with 358 points and 16 first-place ballots.

The Cardinal was ranked fifth in the women’s division with 164 points, behind Boston College (256), Dartmouth (240), Yale (239) and Navy (216).

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Senior Helena Scutt, junior Hans Henken and Molly Vandemoer, wife of Stanford head coach John Vandeomoer, will compete Sept. 24-29 at the 49er and 49er FX World Championship in Marseille, France.

Vandemoer will compete in the 49er FX class as one of the top-ranked members of U.S. Sailing Team Top-Sider, and will be joined in the class by Henken and Scutt.

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