ASU Sailors Get 3 1st-Place Wins 10-26-2010

Catherine Anaya CBS 5 News Anchor
TEMPE, Ariz.Even without Tempe Town Lake to practice in, the Arizona State University sailing team placed first in three races in a San Diego competition.
The ASU Sailing Club varsity boat placed fourth overall in the Frosh/Soph Regatta last weekend, hosted by the University California, San Diego and the Mission Bay Yacht Club.
The competition included 30 races over the course of two days. Thirteen boats from eight colleges and universities entered the event..
Fourteen sailors represented ASU. The varsity skippers were freshman Spencer Branch and freshman Maggie Blumm. The junior varsity boat placed 10th overall and was skippered by sophomore Gerald Byrnes and freshman Marissa Bloodgood.
ASU's racing team was coached by former America's Cup contender Phillip Freedman, who joined ASU this semester. The Frosh/Soph Regatta was the ASU club's first intercollegiate competition this season in the Pacific Coast Collegiate Sailing Conference. The next regatta is the PCCSC Dinghy Pacific Coast Championships hosted by the University of California, Santa Barbara on Nov. 14 and 15.
The ASU Sailing Club practices on Tempe Town Lake and Lake Pleasant and competes in intercollegiate competitions in California.


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