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Intercollegiate Sailing Competes at the Danmark Trophy

Mids place ninth in the 18-team field.


Navy Intercollegiate Sailing Competes in Four Regattas

Mids took part in two regattas in Annapolis.


Navy Competes in Three Regattas in New York, New Jersey

Mids fare well in weekend competition.


Intercollegiate Sailing Takes Eighth at ICSA Coed National Championship

Navy earns its second top-10 national finish of the spring.


Navy Places Ninth at Team Racing Nationals

Mids miss round of eight racing after falling in a sailoff.

As a Junior: Popp sailed in 17 events his junior year including two National Championships in Newport R.I. Sailing as a skipper for both Coed and Team Race, Michael had six top-five finishes. His top finishes include a third place finish at the John Jackson Team Race and a third at the Captain Joe Prosser Trophy, qualifying for Team Race Nationals.

As a Sophomore: Michael competed in 18 events, including two national championships, during his second year at Navy as a coed skipper in fleet racing and team racing events. Some of his top finishes include a 2nd place finish at the War Memorial, a 3rd place finish at the Graham Hall Team Race, and a 3rd place finish at the Prosser Trophy.

As a Freshman: Michael competed in 14 events, including a national championship, during his first year at Navy as both a coed skipper and a heavy crew. Some of his top finishes include a 1st place finish at the Riley Cup, a 1st place finish at the Hobart William Smith Intersectional, and a 3rd place finish at the College of Charleston Open.

Prior to Navy: Graduated from Jesuit High School in Tampa, Fla. in 2011. Attended the Marian Military Institute before coming to the Naval Academy. Competed on the sailing team at Jesuit and at the Davis Island Yacht Club. Also wrested at Jesuit and helped his team to district and regional titles in 2010. Son of Charles and Valerie Popp. Grandfather, Jerry Popp, is a 1962 graduate of the Naval Academy. Majoring in Oceanography.

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