The College Coed Sailing Nationals just wrapped up and I'm happy to report that  Sammy Pickell and her skipper, Michelle Lahrkamp, placed first in the B division to help Stanford take second overall, its best result ever. They were the first all-women's team to win a division in Nationals since 2001. A week earlier, Sammy and Michelle placed third in the A division of the Women's Nationals, where Stanford placed fifth overall. 

Cameron Wood skippered for Roger Williams in the B division and had a strong seventh place finish. 

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This all started by them being part of the BCYC Junior Sailing program, of course! Hope all is well.

Rob Pickell