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Sailing Team Land Five on All-American Team

Tyler Sinks was named an All-American and was a finalist for College Sailor of the Year. He helped BC capture the Coed National Championship on Wed., June 1.

Tyler Sinks was named an All-American and was a finalist for College Sailor of the Year. He helped BC capture the Coed National Championship on Wed., June 1.

June 2, 2011

Chestnut Hill, MA - The Boston College sailing team had a successful week in Oregon. The Eagles won the 2011 coed National Sailing Championship on Wednesday and received the prestigious Fowle Trophy, which is award to the "Best All-Around Team.

Earlier in the week, the Eagles placed second in the team race and 11th in the women's competition.

After the week of racing, the ICSA All-America Committee presented the final season awards. Junior Emily Massa, senior Emily Magliaccio and senior Lucy Wallace were named All-American Crews. Seniors Tyler Sinks and Taylor Canfield were both named All-Americans and were both finalists for College Sailor of the Year. Earlier in the week, Emily Maxwell and Briana Provancha were named to the All-American Women's Team, while Annie Haeger was named Women's Sailor of the Year.

The BC senior class leaves the Heights as one of the most decorated teams in college sailing history. This season the Eagles were first in the Coed Nationals, second in team racing, placed first in Match Race Nationals, second in Women's Singlehanded Nationals, second at the Team Race Nationals and 11th in Women's Nationals. This group has also captured the Fowle Trophy in three of the last four years (2008, 2010 and 2011).

This years' graduates helped BC win the a Women's National Championship in 2008; two Team Race National Titles in 2008 and 2009; two Women's Singlehanded Nationals in 2008 and 2009; two Sloop and Match Race National Championships in 2009 and 2010; and now back to back Coed National Titles in 2010 and 2011. The Class of 2011 - Danny Bloomstine, Taylor Canfield, Alex Gestal, Laura Ann Keller, Emily Migliaccio, Tyler Sinks, Lucy Wallace and Katy Nastro - made a big impact on the BC Sailing program which will be felt for many years to come.

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