Tufts Finishes 11th at Gill College Sailing Coed National Championship

NEWPORT, R.I. – The Tufts University co-ed sailing team finished 11th out of 18 teams at the 2019 Gill College Sailing Co-ed National Championship on Friday.

The two-day regatta which started on Thursday included 16 races in two divisions. Tufts accumulated finishes totaling to 175 in A's and 136 in B's for a 311 team score. They were nine back of 10th-place Boston University (302) and five in front of 12th-place Coast Guard (316).

The Jumbos entered Friday in 12th place and were able to move up on spot in the final standings. Six of the 16 overall races in each division were contested on Friday.

The Tufts B team finished ninth in their division. On Friday they were led by a first-place finish from senior skipper Jackson McCoy with freshman crew George Sidamon-Eristoff in the second-to-last race of the day. McCoy and junior crew Emma Clutterbuck placed third in Friday's third start (13th overall). Tufts was top 10 in five of the six Friday B races.

In A division Tufts finished 15th overall. Senior skipper Cam Holley and senior crew Ian Morgan were the tandem for all six of Friday's races. They had a best finish of third place in Friday's fourth race (14th overall) and were top 10 five times on the day.

College of Charleston won the 2019 national championship with a 79-126-205 scoring line. They were five in front of runner-up Yale (210).

This was the final event of the 2018-19 year in Athletics at Tufts.