MAISA South Spring Qualifier at HamptonMAISA South Spring Qualifier at Hampton (March 30-31)Despite Villanova’s university-wide break for Easter weekend, Coach Matt Newborn and four student-sailors made the six hour drive to Hampton University in Hampton, VA for the MAISA’s South Spring Qualifier, the site of the 2013 National Semifinals in May. One of the most important regattas of the spring season, the event was the qualifier for both the America’s Trophy (MAISA Spring Championship) as well as the Leroy Grant (a secondary championship regatta). As both of these regattas also affect the end of season rankings, it was imperative for us to qualify. With several days off from school for the break, we left on Friday morning and ...
Posted Apr 4, 2013, 5:41 AM by William Joumas
Old Guard Intersectional at NavyOld Guard Regatta at Navy (March 23-24)After watching Villanova basketball’s disappointing loss to UNC on Friday March 22nd, we drove to Baltimore in anticipation of the Old Guard Intersectional at the U.S. Naval Academy that weekend.On Saturday morning, following a quick trip to APS, the team was greeted by a puffy northwesterly rolling down the Severn River. Domenic Re ’15 and Scott Barnhill ’14 started in A division sailing FJs while Will Joumas ’14 and Patricia Kelly ’14 began in B division racing 420s. Throughout the day, inconsistent gusts of up to 18 kts sporadically appeared around the course, helping certain boats, while a nearby skipper could be dealing with just 5 kts of ...
Posted Apr 6, 2013, 2:34 PM by William Joumas
St. Mary's College Women's IntersectionalMarch 16-17, St. Mary's College (MD)St. Patrick’s Day weekend was momentous for the Villanova Sailing Team, led by Coach Matt Newborn, as they sent their first-ever women’s team to the St. Mary’s Women’s Intersectional in St. Mary’s City, MD. With 15 of the top ranked women’s teams from around the country scheduled to attend, the level of competition at this regatta was possibly the highest we have ever faced. Among the fleet were seven schools from our region, MAISA (Mid-Atlantic), seven from NESIA (New England), two from SAISA (South Atlantic), and University of Hawaii flying in from PCCSC (Pacific).Saturday morning was brisk with winds starting at about 5 ...
Posted Mar 20, 2013, 3:19 PM by William Joumas
Georgetown Team Race RegattaMarch 2-3, Georgetown UniversityAfter just one week of on-the-water practices, Sarah Celone '13, Scott Barnhill '14, Will Joumas '14, Domenic Re '15, Charles Rice '15, Nelson Rice '15, and Caroline Carney '16 travelled to our nation's capital to kick off the spring season at the Georgetown Team Race regatta. Led by Head Coach Matt Newborn, it was our first team race of the season and we were slated to sail against some of MAISA's most talented team racing programs in St. Mary's, Hobart William Smith, Georgetown, NY Maritime, and Fordham.Sailors were met by cool March weather on Saturday morning and sailed the first round robin in the Washington Sailing Marina Lagoon with ...
Posted Mar 20, 2013, 3:15 PM by William Joumas
April 14-15, Hobart William & Smith
Let’s start out by saying that the team could not have been
more excited about qualifying to sail in the America’s Trophy this past
weekend. Everyone worked
incredibly hard this season to increase the competitive level of the team and we
have seen the benefits.Last week
provided us with near perfect sailing conditions, 10-15 kts of breeze and warm
weather, every day.The forecast
for Hobart and William Smith on Seneca Lake looked spectacular, calling for a
similar 10-15 kt breeze both days and temperatures in the 60s.Unfortunately the weather gods did not cooperate
and Saturday saw 8-10 kts petering out to nothing after only getting in ...
Posted Apr 21, 2012, 3:01 PM by Marisa Demourkas