The Stony Brook University Sailing Team won its first, top-three overall finish on March 16 during the William and Mary Spring Open Regatta in Williamsburg, VA.  SBU sent two teams to the open.  Constantine Spentzos and Mary Loffredo took two first place wins and led the A-division heading into the final two races but had to settle for a second place finish second while the B-division team finished 8th.

“Our hard work is paying off” said team Coach Geoff Loffredo. “Every team member showed improvement over the weekend and this is the highest finish our team has achieved so far.” While taking 3rd place is a huge accomplishment for the young team, Coach Loffredo has loftier goals for the team to qualify for the regional championships this year.

Next up for the team is the North Spring Qualifier Regatta at Cornell University the weekend of April 12-13

Avi Mayerhoff, David Benjamin, Zachary Kyritsis, Mike Gusev, Cody Murphy, Emily Brownawell, Mary Loffredo and Constantine Spentzos at William and Mary College Spring Open Regatta

Avi Mayerhoff, David Benjamin, Zachary Kyritsis, Mike Gusev, Cody Murphy, Emily Brownawell, Mary Loffredo and Constantine Spentzos at William and Mary College Spring Open Regatta. Photo Courtesy of SBU Sailing