Tulane Sailing wins SEISA Women’s Championship Saturday
NEW ORLEANS – The Tulane sailing team won 17 of the 24 races on the water Saturday, finishing first in the conference to earn the victory in the SEISA Women’s Championship.
“The ladies were absolutely dominant today, winning 17 of the 24 races and never finishing worse than third in an individual race,” head coach Charles Higgins said.
The A Divison boat, made up of skippers Ciara Rodriguez-Horan and Alanna Austin alongside crew Amelia Schofield, recorded ten first-place finishes to total 15 points after 12 races. The three finished in second and third place in the remaining races, demonstrating an impressive performance for the Green Wave.
“We started off with freshmen Ciara [Rodriguez-Horan] and Amelia [Schofield] in the A Division, who went on to win the first eight races and narrowly missed out on a perfect score,” Higgins said. “Ciara then crewed for substitute Alanna [Austin] and they were just as dominant, winning the final two races in the A Division.”
Skipper Grace Siwicki and crew Kat Robinson sailed in the B Division races, earning seven top finishes while notching four second-place finishes and one third-place to total 18 points on the day.
“In the B Division, Grace [Siwicki] and crew Kat [Robinson] came out on fire as well, also winning seven of the first nine races. They were a bit conservative at the end of the regatta, but just did an outstanding job,” Higgins said.
After finishing second in the SEISA Coed and Team Race Championships last weekend, Tulane is excited to head back to New Orleans with a big win in the team’s first varsity season.
“The ladies and I are certainly pleased with such a dominant performance and excited to bring a conference championship home in our first year as a varsity program,” Higgins said. “With such a young team, this is certainly a good sign of things to come.”
The Green Wave are set to head home and have a few weeks off before competing in their final regatta of the season, in the ICSA Team Race National Championship from May 25-27 at Brown University.
1. Tulane – 33
2. Texas – 56
3. Texas A&M – 73
4. North Texas – 99
5. Texas A&M Corpus Christi – 109
6. Loyola – 154
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