SHU Sailing Hosts 5th Annual SHU Trophy

SHU Sailing Hosts 5th Annual SHU Trophy

Fairfield, CT-  The 5th annual SHU Trophy, a 2 division/fleet seeding event, was hosted by Sacred Heart Sailing Team this past weekend at the Sailing Center at Sail Black Rock in Captains Cove Marina. 11 teams from New England, New Jersey and Canada competed in the 2 day regatta. The weather forecast, of cool temperatures and occasional rain, did nothing to temper the enthusiasm of the 50+ sailors and 18 total races were held with 9 races for both A and B division teams. Teams were treated to a Saturday post-racing pizza party featuring world famous Pepe's Pizza with support and beverages from Regatta Ginger Beer.

 
Host team Sacred Heart continued to improve on their fall regatta finishes with a 7th place finish overall. The "B" Division team of Graham Hughes ('20) and Cat Rizzo ('20) placed 5th in their section while "A" Division team Brian Hayes ('21) and Laura Scheideler ('21) finished in 6th place in A Division and capped the regatta with a win in the final race. Both Cat and Laura recently joined SHU sailing and just got their first sailing experience this month and are already competing in regional events! 
 
Next up for the team is the Fairfield Cup, again hosted by Sail Black Rock at Captains Cove, on October 20-21. Spectators can catch a "birds-eye" view of the racing at St. Mary's-by-the-Sea seawall in the Black Rock section of Bridgeport. Racing is scheduled to begin near 1130am and runs all day Saturday. Sunday racing starts near 1030 with a 300 pm end time.
 
SHU students are welcome to come by Captains Cove and learn about SHU Sailing. SHU Sailing is a 2 semester Club sport that competes with the top schools in the country in regional and national events. For questions contact Team Captain Tom Coughlin at coughlint3@mail.sacredheart.edu. or Sailing Director Dave White at dhwhiterealestate@gmail.com