Three Top-Five Finishes

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LOS ANGELES, Calif./NORFOLK, Va./BRISTOL, R.I. - Stanford sailing won the South Designate and finished in the top five in each of its two regattas on the East Coast over the weekend. 

Stanford won the South Designate with 99 points, just two better than runner-up California Maritime Academy. UC Santa Barbara took bronze among the 23 school with 110 points. Skipper Stephanie Houck was with crew Ashton Borcherding and the pair finished second in the A division with 46 points. Skipper Sophia Sole and crew Cassie Obel were second in the B division with 53 points. The regatta came down to the final race. Stanford led by 10 heading into the 12th set of races, and held an eight-point cushion after the A division. CMA won the B division race, but Stanford finished seventh to clinch the win. 

At Old Dominion, the Cardinal was fifth at the Szambecki Team Race. Stanford was 8-10 overall behind skipper John Kirkpatrick and crew Laurel Foster, skipper Wiley Rogers and crew Victoria Thompson, and skipper Telis Athanasopoulos Yogo and crew Madeline Bubb and Mathew Hogan. The Cardinal went 4-5 in both round robins. 

In the race for the Friis Trophy in New England, Stanford was third among 10 schools. All racing was pushed into Sunday due to the lack of wind on Saturday, and the Cardinal finished 6-3 overall. That was one back of Yale and host Roger Williams, which each finished 7-2. Stanford was tied with Dartmouth for third-place and the Big Green took home the bronze medals in the sail off. Stanford was led by skipper Jacob Rosenberg with crew Kathryn Booker, and skipper Jack Parkin with crew Taylor Kirkpatrick. Skipper Romain Screve was with crew members Camille White, Sammy Pickell and Meg Gerli.

The next competition for the Cardinal is the St. Francis Invite (March 30-31), followed by the PCCSC Conference Championships in San Diego (April 6-7).