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Navy Finishes Eighth at the Coed Nationals

Navy posts second top-10 finish at the spring nationals.


Intercollegiate Sailing Prepares for National Championship Season

Navy will compete in three national championships over an 11-day span.


Prieto Finishes Ninth at ICSA Singlehanded Nationals

Prieto scores a top-10 finish for the Midshipmen.


Intercollegiate Sailing Places Seventh at Coed Nationals

Navy placed in the top-10 in two spring championships.


Navy IC Sailing Places 11th at ICSA Women's National Semifinals

Mids fall short of advancing to final round.


Navy Intercollegiate Sailing

Navy Intercollegiate Sailing (4-2-12)

Ian Burman is in his ninth year at the helm of the Navy intercollegiate sailing team in 2016-17.

Navy had two top-10 national championship team finishes in 2015-16, including a seventh-place showing at the ICSA Coed Dinghy National Championship. Navy earned two All-America accolades with Megan Hough being named to the ICSA All-America Crew First Team and Patrick Snow being named to the ICSA All-America Coed Skipper Honorable Mention list.

In 2014-15, the team had top-10 finishes at both the ICSA Team Coed Dinghy National Championship and the ICSA Team Racing National Championship. Senior Mary Hall capped off her career by being named an ICSA All-American Women's Skipper. Hall was also named the MAISA Women's Sailor of the Year and to the All-MAISA Women's Skipper First Team and the All-MAISA Coed Skipper Second Team. Fellow senior Emma Ferris was named an ICSA All-American Women's Crew.

Also in 2014-15, Burman had his first male qualify for the ICSA Men's Singlehanded National Championship since 2007 when freshman Addison Hackstaff placed eighth at the regatta.

In 2013-14, Burman led Navy's women's intercollegiate sailing team to a third-place finish at the National Championship, its highest finish in more than 10 years. He led Navy to a seventh-place showing following the 2011 season. His team was ninth in the 2013 Championship.

Burman also guided the squad to the 2011 ICSA Sloop National Championship for the first time in 15 years.

During his eight years as head coach, Navy has received 24 national recognitions, including six All-America honors in 2014.

After a distinguished junior sailing career, which included representing the USA in the Optimist South American Championship, Optimist European Championship and 420 World Championship, Ian went on to sail in college at Georgetown University where he finished second in the Sloop Nationals during his senior year. While in college, He coached at Severn Sailing Association during the summer and had great success working with the junior sailors there and his teams regularly dominated Chesapeake Bay competition.

Upon graduation, Ian moved to San Diego, Calif., where he took up coaching full time with immediate success.

In his first year of coaching high school sailing at Coronado High School, the team accomplished an unprecedented sweep of all three high school national championships. During his time in Southern California, Ian also coached sailors who won the 420 Midwinter Championship, Sabot National Championship and FJ National Championship.

Ian then moved back to Annapolis and took over as the Junior Program Director at SSA. In four years there, he built the program to become a major player on the national scene. In addition to being director, Ian also served as head coach of the high school sailing program, where his teams improved from being middle of the pack to perennially in contention for medals at the nationals, which was accomplished with the Severn School team placing third in his last year of high school coaching.

For the past few years, Ian has been working at Stagg Yachts managing and coordinating the racing in the M 30 and Farr 40 one design classes.

Ian is an Annapolis native and in Annapolis with his wife, Leah, and their son, Trey.


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