ASU Sailing Takes Fourth in San Diego Regatta
SAN DIEGO — The Arizona State University Sailing Club varsity boat placed fourth in the Frosh/Soph Regatta. The regatta was hosted by the University of California, San Diego and the Mission Bay Yacht Club on October 7 and 8.
There were 24 races run over the course of two days in Mission Bay. Saturday and Sunday were sunny in the high 60s starting with light air that built during the day to around 10 miles an hour. Sophomore Spenser Branch scored second in his division with three first-place finishes.
There were 19 boats entered among 12 colleges and universities. At the regatta, 12 sailors represented ASU with three boats entered. The varsity skippers were sophomore Spenser Branch and sophomore Steve Cassingham. The junior varsity boat placed 9 overall and was skippered by sophomore Maggie Blumm and junior Mike Garrigan. The second junior varsity team placed 15 and was skippered by freshman Kyle McManus, sophomore Austin Hodges and sophomore Andrew Hill. The regatta was limited first and second-year college sailors.
The Frosh/Soph Regatta was the club’s first intercollegiate competition this season in the Pacific Coast Collegiate Sailing Conference. The next regatta is the Rose Bowl Regatta hosted by the University of Southern California at the Alamitos Bay Yacht Club in Long Beach, Calif. on January 7 and 8.