Intercollegiate Sailing Places Third at Graham Hall Team Race
March 18, 2014
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Navy intercollegiate sailing team closed out a short spring break week by hosting the largest collegiate team racing event of the year, the Graham Hall Team Race.
Due to a shift in the college sailing schedule, this event was held a few weeks later than it has in the past. Navy also adjusted the format a bit this year to test a potential new structure for the team race nationals and ran all of the 120 races of the 16 team round robin on one course. With our crack race management team and quality umpires who were flexible in testing new systems, it was proved that this format could work going forward, while valuable lessons were learned that will benefit college sailing for years to come.
Navy's team delivered a strong showing in the standings as well, finishing third overall with a 13-5 record for the weekend. The conditions changed considerably throughout the regatta, and the team's depth and endurance were on display. Michael Grove, Mary Hall, Michael Popp and Patrick Snow skippered while Layne Morrison, Chelsea Smith, Alex Asuncion, Connor Hendi, Charlie Peck, Aaron Hull and Patrick Snow shared crewing duties.
A little further down the bay, a group of Navy's women delivered a solid performance, finishing seventh overall at the St. Mary's Women's Regatta. Marissa Lihan and Emma Ferris finished fourth in A division while Hannah Hughes, Killian Corbishley and Molly Robertson were 14th in B.