After brushing off 16 opponents to snatch the Thompson’s Trophy from Thames River, sailing is preparing for an even more crowded — and more challenging — weekend of racing.
Cardinal boats ranged from ocean to ocean over the weekend, as sailing and rowing won a combined three of four competitions.
In their first competition since sweeping the Pac-12 Invitational, Stanford women’s rowing traveled to San Diego to compete in the San Diego Classic Regatta on Saturday and Sunday.
After a first-place showing at the St. Francis Invitational, sailing is gearing up for the Pacific Coast Collegiate Sailing Conference (PCCSC) Team Race Championship in San Diego. Women’s rowing will join sailing in SoCal for the San Diego Crew Classic, while the men’s team will stay close to home, hosting the Pac-12 Challenge at Redwood Shores.
Stanford sailing showed no signs of drifting in its first two weekends of competition under interim head coach Clinton Hayes. Former head coach John Vandemoer was fired March 12 when he agreed to plead guilty in a college admissions cheating and money laundering scandal. Spread across the United States from March 23-24, the Cardinal claimed…
In former head coach John Vandemoer’s final weekend at the helm of Stanford sailing, the co-ed squad won St. Mary’s Team Race InterConference — only to see the woman’s squad place 12th out of 18 in the Navy Women’s Spring Regatta.
Fighting fire with fire, or in this case water with water, Stanford women’s sailing will take its talents to Annapolis, Maryland this weekend for the Navy Spring Women’s Regatta. The Cardinal will face a season-high 17 opponents over the weekend, including the host US Naval Academy’s women Midshipmen.
After sailing to success for the second straight weekend on home water at the McIntyre Team Race this past weekend and placing as runner-ups at the Charleston Women’s Regatta, the Cardinal look to grab another win out east in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, at the Bob Bavier Team Race this weekend.