Laser Qualifiers, St. Mary’s Interconference, and Central Fall Qualifier
This past weekend almost all members of Penn Sailing were scattered throughout the midatlantic for four separate regattas. Closest to home, we had the Central Fall Qualifier at Ocean County, New Jersey. A third place finish overall qualifies Penn for the War Memorial in late October. The rest of our double-handed sailors were at St. Mary’s for a competitive interconference regatta. The breeze was light on both days, especially Sunday. These made for tough conditions, but everyone returned to campus feeling like they learned a lot from the experience.
Keen and Lenox Butcher drove down to Navy for MAISA Laser Elimination and Faye Benent – MAISA Women’s Singles. During their time in Annapolis, the two managed to encounter two former Penn Sailing coaches, Billy Martin and Thomas Barrows. The sibling duo never fails to make the team proud and it was exciting for us to follow their results over the weekend. Keen finished 6th at Laser Elimination, qualifying for the Carl van Duyne conference championship. Lenox finished in 2nd at Faye Benent, meaning she is officially on the road to Women’s Singlehanded Nationals!