JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (October 30, 2018) – Over the weekend, while darkness still blanketed Lake Virginia, Rollins Sailing was up and on the road to Jacksonville for the team's final competition of the fall – the SAISA Fall Women's Championship.
Rollins' women sailors would bookend the fall's competition after they had represented Rollins in the first competition of the season at the SAISA Women's Open back on September 8.
In Jacksonville, the Tars' Teagan Walsh, Sam Capozzi, Rose Nadler, Corinne Keogh and Jennifer Morgan found tough conditions and tough competition. The St. Johns River in Jacksonville offered its usual twisting currents, and weather conditions were blustery and surprisingly cold.
Eleven schools sent the southeast's best women collegiate sailors. The teams included Rollins' divisional rivals and inter-division rivals like Georgia Tech, Clemson, and College of Charleston.
In 20 races, the Tars finished 8th place or better eight times.
Coach Herbster was pleased with the performance, saying, "We started the season with a goal of becoming more of a presence in our conference. We accomplished that at every regatta. And now we finish as a factor in a conference championship. It feels good."
The Tars will continue to practice in November and look ahead to 2019 with plans to hit the ground running when competition opens in February.
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