N.C. State delivered a dominating performance in winning the two-day Jefferson Cup Trophy regatta, college sailing’s newest trophy event, this past weekend.
Introduced as a showcase invitational college regatta, the Jefferson Cup featured sailing teams from both the Mid-Atlantic Intercollegiate Sailing Association (MAISA) and the South Atlantic Intercollegiate Sailing Association (SAISA). Teams competing included Virginia Tech, Maryland, Salisbury (Md.), American, Catholic, SUNY Stony Brook, N.C. State and the host team, Virginia.
By the third race Saturday, Wolfpack sailors had secured first position in the competitive field. Although they faced strong challenges from Virginia and Salisbury, N.C. State did not let the lead slip away, completing the 12-set regatta with a 26-point advantage over their closest competitor. Sailing A-fleet for the Wolfpack was senior skipper David Rogers and freshman crew James Stonecypher with four first-place finishes.
Raleigh Sports Club
Taylor Zarzour, host for the “Bleacher Report” on Sirius Radio, is the scheduled guest speaker Wednesday. Middle Creek tennis player Shaye McAuliffe will be honored as the Student Athlete of the Week. The club meetings are 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Highland UMC, 1901 Ridge Road in Raleigh. Admission fee is $15 for members and $25 for guests.