In the second of three ICSA National Championship events this week, the Boston College sailing team placed fourth in the 2012 ICSA/APS Team Race National Championship on Tuesday afternoon. Last season, the Eagles placed second in the team race and won the Team Race National Championship in 2008 and 2009.
The Eagles went into the final day of competition as one of the top four teams, competing with St. Mary's College of Maryland, Hobart and William Smith Colleges and the College of Charleston. The College of Charleston finished the event with a record of 11-6, claiming the school's first ever ICSA/APS Team Race National Championship. St. Mary's and Hobart finished 10-7, while BC finished 8-9.
BC and Hobart went into the final race with third place up for grabs, but Hobart came away with the victory:
The second to last race of the day was a race for third place between Boston College and Hobart. Boston College got off the starting line late, but rounded the first windward mark with a winning 2,3,5 combination. However, Hobart was able to condense and convert the race in their favor at the leeward mark, rounding with a 1,2 combination. Hobart took the win with a 1,3,5 and therefore moved into third place.
Congratulations to skippers Annie Haeger, Alex Cook and William Bailey, and crew members Patrick Hession, William Bowman, Briana Provancha and Laura McKenna on a strong showing in the Team Race National Championship.
The final event of this week's National Championships in Austin is the 2012 ICSA / Gill Dinghy National Championship which starts today and ends Friday. The Eagles are looking for their third straight National title in the Co-ed championship. Three-peat? Three-peat.
Go Sailing Eagles!