The Boston College sailing team fell just short in the APS/ICSA Team Race National Championship, falling to Roger Williams University on Sunday. BC went into the final day of sailing tied with Roger Williams, before (what I'm told was) an exciting finish:
"Boston College was ahead at the start of the race and the pairings kept changing all over the course. By the leeward mark Boston College was spinning a penalty turn and Roger Williams advanced up the beat to win the race finishing with a first and second combination. The teams' focus helped them stay in the race and win the event."
The Eagles placed second, while the College of Charleston and Georgetown rounded out the Final Four. The win is Roger Williams' first APS/ICSA National Championship and first appearance in the finals. Hopefully we can strike some sort of sailing rivalry here with the local Bristol, Rhode Island RWU Hawks.
Though BC fell short in the Team Race, the Eagles are still in the hunt for a National Championship. BC is also participating in the ICSA/Gill Co-ed National Championship, which takes place today through Wednesday, June 1. BC is one of 18 programs that made the finals and is currently in second place behind Yale.
Read more at the APS/ICSA National Championship website and follow the action live through the Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association's Twitter account @collegesailing. And, of course, follow us on Twitter too @bcinterruption.
Go Sailing Eagles!