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Intercollegiate Sailing Wraps Up Fall Season

Navy competed in three regattas.


Prieto Places Third at ICSA Singlehanded National Championship

Prieto finishes on the podium, while Guerriero takes 14th.


Prieto wins the MAISA Men's Singlehanded Championship

Prieto and Guerriero qualify for the ICSA Singlehanded Nationals


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.


Navy Intercollegiate Sailing

Navy Intercollegiate Sailing (4-2-12)

Ian Burman enters his 10th year at the helm of the Navy intercollegiate sailing program in 2017-18.

Navy qualified for all three spring national championships in 2016-17, and had two top-10 finishes. The Mids placed fifth at the ICSA Team Racing National Championship and were eighth at the ICSA Coed Racing National Championships. Additionally, Gary Prieto placed ninth at the ICSA Singlehanded National Championship in the fall.

Navy earned four All-America honors following the 2016-17 season. Patrick Show was named to the ICSA All-America Skipper First Team, Prieto received All-America Skipper Honorable Mention recognition and Ana Mier and Mary Morocco were named to the ICSA All-America Crew First Team.

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 nine years as head coach, Navy has received 28 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, Burman 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, Burman 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, Burman also coached sailors who won the 420 Midwinter Championship, Sabot National Championship and FJ National Championship.

Burman 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, Burman 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, Burman has been working at Stagg Yachts managing and coordinating the racing in the M 30 and Farr 40 one design classes.

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


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