Tars Host Lake Virginia Spring Invitational

Tars Host Lake Virginia Spring Invitational

WINTER PARK, Fla. (April 2, 2019) - The last Saturday of March broke clear and calm on the friendly confines of Lake Virginia as schools from four points on the compass made their way to the Rollins campus for the Lake Virginia Spring Invitational.

The Invitational marked the second SAISA Developmental Regatta hosted by Rollins this school-year, and the competitors included Embry-Riddle, UCF, Palm Beach Atlantic and New College.

The Tars were led by Nick Baker, Fernando Herrera, Samantha Capozzi and Oliver Santry, Simon Munoz, Connor McNamara, Jack Dillard, and Nicholas Catranis.

Baker came in as a last minute substitution, and along with Hernandez, paced the Tars with first, second and third place finishes in four races. Capozzi and Santry also added a pair of thirds.

The biggest payoff of the day came for all of the teams in the form of playing time for up and coming skippers and crews.

"What makes this event special is the chance it provides to sailors and schools who are working to get a foothold in collegiate racing," said Coach Dave Herbster. "It's a confidence builder – and it's fun."

Despite a week of strong breezes, Saturday's conditions on Lake Virginia were often calm.

Still, the teams logged four races in two divisions for a total of eight races.

All competitors were treated to the Tars traditional regatta barbecue lunch.

Looking ahead, the Tars make the turn for the season's homestretch with remaining regattas in North Carolina and St. Petersburg.