NEW LONDON, Ct. – The Seahawks took home second place in the Danmark Trophy and 12th place in the first round of the Women’s Showcase this weekend (Sept. 28-29). A strong breeze on both Saturday and Sunday made for a challenging day of sailing on the Thames River. 

How it Happened

  • The Seahawks had six sailors represent this weekend during the Danmark Trophy. Leo Boucher was the driver with Ashley Wagner and Sophia Taczak as his crew. Wagner raced alongside Boucher for 17 races, and Taczak for one race. From the 18 races, they earned 125 points, which was good for second in Division A. 
  • The Seahawks placed fourth in Division B with a total of 120 points. Lewis Cooper was the skipper for St. Mary’s College in Division B with Lucas MasielloSam Muir, and Taczak as the crew. Cooper was alongside Taczak for eight races, Masiello for four races, and Muir for six races. Totaling the two divisions together gave the Seahawks second place with 245 points, which was just behind Harvard who had 199 points. 
  • At the first round of the Women’s Showcase, the Seahawks placed 12th with a total of 316 points. Katherine Bennett and Laura Dennison placed tenth in Division A earning 154 points. The Seahawks took 12th in Division B totaling 162 points. Jessica Bennett was the skipper for the Seahawks alongside Genna Viggiano for 14 races and Allison Gingerich for two races. 
  • When asked about this past weekend’s races K. Bennett stated, “although we didn’t qualify for the top event, every person had many strong moments that resulted in top finishes. The team is excited to continue our hard work at practice and carry that into our next few events.” 12th place in the first round of the Women’s Showcase will allow the sailors to compete on Oct. 12-13 in the Women’s Showcase Final. The regatta will take place at St. Mary’s College on the beautiful St. Mary’s river.

Up Next for the Seahawks

  • Oct. 5-6 | Coed Showcase Showdown A | St. Mary’s College of Maryland
  • Oct. 6-7 | Tom Curtis Invitational | Georgetown University 

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