Sunday, June 5, 2016

Hampton U. Sailing Finishes Historic Season at College Nationals

SAN DIEGO, Califorinia -- With history already having been made, the Hampton University sailing team competed in the Gill Co-Ed College Sailing Nationals on Tuesday and Wednesday, marking the program's first-ever trip to the regatta.
The Pirates finished 11th in the Eastern Semifinal, winding up two spots shy of advancing to the finals.
Hampton finished with 253 points; ninth-place Fordham had 214 points. Still, the Pirates finished ahead of such schools as Wisconsin (13th), Hawaii (14th), and Florida (15th).
Maximilian Kuester and Giuditta Di Laghi sailed in the A Division, as they had all season, picking up a race win and two fourth-place efforts in 12 total races run.
The duo accounted for 121 points.
In the B Division, Luca TaglialegneElisabeth Kuester, and Miles Braden finished second in their first race, while also recording four other top-10 race finishes. The B Division team racked up 132 points.
Hampton finishes its seventh season under head coach Alessandro Ambrosi with seven regatta wins – including four in five weeks during the spring – as well as the program's first-ever trip to the College Sailing Nationals.
For more information on Hampton University sailing, please 
call the Office of Sports Information at (757) 727-5811, or visit the official Pirates website at


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