College of Charleston sailing team ends fall season ranked No. 1 coed, No. 4 women

November 17, 2017

Buoyed by a second-place finish at the ICSA Match Race Nationals and solid finishes at the Atlantic Coast Women’s and Coed events over the weekend, the College of Charleston finished the fall sailing season with a pair of top-five rankings.

The Cougars’ coed team moved up to No. 1 and the women’s team improved to No. 4 in the Sailing World Magazine college rankings released Thursday.

The College of Charleston entered the finals of the Match Race Nationals, held in Charleston, undefeated until being knocked off by Boston College in the final series.

“We had ideal breeze for the entire event. It was also a thrill that our team of Christophe Killian, Elizabeth Pemberton, Jack Thompson and Stefano Peschiera sailed so incredibly well,” Fisher said. “Boston College really turned it on in the last four races to take the overall victory. Still, we are super proud that our team was still so close and took second overall against the best sailors in the country.”

In early November, Peschiera and Gerald Williams finished one-two at the ICSA men’s singlehanded National Championships, while Kelly-Ann Arrindell and Marian Williams placed third and fifth, respectively, at women’s singlehanded nationals. The offshore team finished fifth at the Kennedy Cup.

The next sailing event for the Cougars will be the annual Rose Bowl even in Los Angeles on Jan. 6.