Sailors Take Third in First Regatta

The varsity sailing squad’s first team placed third out of 17 teams at the season’s first regatta Saturday on the Elizabeth River.

The 1A boat was skippered by Darden Purrington and crewed by Mike Klinck. “They sailed into fifth place in some strong competition,” said Coach Sam Stokes.

The 1B boat was skippered by Victor Layne and crewed by Nick Baker. “They sailed super consistently into third in their fleet,” Stokes added.  The two teams combined for a third place overall.

The Oaks’ 2A team was skippered by Ann Burns Morrison and crewed by Evan Maguire, while the 2B team was skippered by Joe Morrison and crewed by Daniel Vail. “These teams performed well, but were stronger in the lighter wind,” Stokes said. The two teams combined to finish 12th of 17.

In the JV competition, skipper Ellie Maus and crew Ashley Obermeyer sailed two races then turned the boat over to skipper Chris Robertson and crew Sarah Smith. The JV team finished tied for third out of ten teams.

“These are three really great finishes for us,” Stokes said.

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