ST. MARY'S COUNTY, M.D. -- The women's sailing team finished 5th at the St. Mary's Women's Interconference regatta hosted by St. mary's College of Maryland. Sailing against some of the top women's competition, the Bears proved they can hold their own against anyone. The regatta was primarily sailed Saturday in a flat, shifty Westerly. The majority of racing was completed on Saturday because the wind was variable and inconsistent throughout the day Sunday. Seven of the 10 races were sailed in A-Division on Saturday while 6 were completed in B-Division.
A-Division starters, Dana Rohde and Maddie Ekin were impressive in the uncertain conditions. The tandem held on to win their division after a dominant effort on Saturday. The two have proved throughout the year that they are two of the best at their respective roles and together are one of, if not the premier boats in the nation.
Madelynn Widmeier and Anna Maria Vaccaro sailed extremely solidly on Saturday and had the Bears positioned well for a podium finish at the very least. However, they fared less well on Sunday when the breeze was close to nonexistent.
The Bears finished with 134 points, 49 points back from Boston College, winners of the event.