The No. 1 Georgetown coed sailing team is back on top after a successful performance this past weekend in Annapolis, Md., for the Truxtun Umsted Regatta.

The Truxtun Umsted Regatta took place Oct. 14 and 15, and it featured many of the top 20 teams in the nation, such as Hobart and William Smith Colleges, College of Charleston, Stanford University, Navy, Boston University, Fordham University, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and the University of Wisconsin.

“Going into the race, I thought we definitely had a chance to win because of the importance of depth on our team,” Georgetown Head Coach Mike Callahan said.

The Hoyas notched a dominating win with a score of 361. The victory places them 24 points ahead of second place Hobart and William Smith Colleges.

“This was a back-and-forth regatta and a large one, which really tests the true depth of a program. We wanted to go out and do well across the board,” Callahan said.

The Hoyas led the field of 20 boats through the treacherous weather of the first day of the regatta, which featured only a few races and multiple protests in these tough conditions.

The second day featured much more favorable weather as the Hoyas propelled through the 10-12 knots in a clean race. Team A, led by sophomore Sean Segerblom, and Team D, led by senior Jack Marshall, sailed some of the best races of the day: Team A scored 72, and Team D scored a regatta-low 65.

“Marshall and [Segerblom] had very strong races contributing well to a team win,” Callahan said.

The B and C crews also finished with solid scores to lead the Hoyas to a comfortable victory at Navy, despite a slow start.

“Although our B and C boats struggled in the beginning, they bounced back in the final four races through tough breezy conditions. [Senior] Clay [Broussard] put together a good team win despite the regatta not favoring his laser conditions,” Callahan said.

The Truxtun Umsted Regatta concludes the fall season of racing at Navy, and the Hoyas certainly ended it well.

The women’s team also raced this weekend in New England for the Yale Women’s Regatta. The Yale Women’s Regatta features much more challenging competition than the team is used to, but it sailed well and finished 11th overall.

“New England was an eye-opener for us as it tested our women’s team’s ability to fight back after a rough first day of racing,” Callahan said.

The performances of freshman Caroline Teare and sophomore Macey McCann were highlights of the race, as both of them faced their hardest competition thus far in college racing.

“[Teare] did well in the A division fighting for the top, but it was definitely the hardest regatta for [McCann] in the B division. I was very impressed with how the girls regrouped after the first day and battled back. The idea of the early regattas is to learn from bad finishes and their mistakes, and the girls did just that,” Callahan said.

The women’s team has an important weekend of racing ahead as they head to New York City for the MAISA Women’s Championships in the Bronx under the boisterous Throgs Neck Bridge. The women need to finish in the top seven to qualify for national championships. The team will be without star junior Haddon Hughes as she heads to Tokyo to race in the World Cup.

The MAISA Women’s Championships will take place all day on Oct. 21 and 22.

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