CHARLESTON, S.C. – The College of Charleston sailing team will ring in the New Year this weekend at the Rose Bowl Intersectional regatta hosted by Southern California at the Alamitos Bay Yacht Club in Long Beach, Calif.
The nationally-ranked Cougars have not competed since the ACC Championships in November and the Rose Bowl will serve as the last official regatta of the fall season before kicking off their spring slate at the SAISA Open hosted by Eckerd College on Feb. 11 in St. Petersburg, Fla.
CofC will sail junior skipper Ben Spector (Santa Clarita, Calif.) and senior All-American crew Perry Emsiek (Corona del Mar, Calif.) in A-Division and junior skipper Michael Ramming (Newport Coast, Calif.) and junior crew Alexis Scott (Newport Beach, Calif.) in B-Division.
“The Rose Bowl is a great event for some of our West Coast sailors to attend before heading back to school for the spring semester,” CofC Head Coach Ward Cromwell said. “This is a fun event with over 30 college teams competing. It is also a great recruiting opportunity for us with over 60 West Coast high school teams competing at the same venue.”
The Cougars will be joined by Fordham, Georgetown, Old Dominion, Princeton, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, the U.S. Naval Academy, Boston College, Roger Williams, Portland State, Oregon, Western Washington, Arizona State, Cal Maritime, Cal Poly, Chapman, CSU Channel Islands, Long Beach State, Santa Clara, Stanford, Cal, UC Davis, UC Irvine, UCLA, UC San Diego, UC Santa Barbara, UC Santa Cruz, host USC and Texas A&M Galveston.
For more information on the regatta, visit online at: http://www.uscsailing.org/rose-bowl-regatta/