CofC Cougars Kick Off Spring Season at SAISA Open

CHARLESTON, SC Feb. 9, 2013 – The third-ranked College of Charleston coed sailing team kicks off the spring season this weekend at the SAISA Open hosted by Eckerd College on Feb. 9-10 in St. Petersburg, Fla.

College of Charleston coed sailing

The Cougars are among 20 schools competing at the in-conference regatta next to host Eckerd, Florida, South Florida, Clemson, Miami (Fla.), Embry-Riddle, UNC Wilmington, Florida Tech, The Citadel, North Carolina, Rollins College, Auburn, NC State, Jacksonville, New College, Duke, Georgia, Florida State and Florida Atlantic.

Sophomore Chris Sands (Nassau, Bahamas) will skipper A-Division with freshman crew Katie Dowling (Coronado, Calif), while freshman Reed Baldridge (Clear Lake, Texas) will skipper B-Division with junior crew Elizabeth Chambers (Mooresville, N.C.).

In the fall, CofC won 11 regattas including the SAISA Fall Coed Championships in October.