Navy Intercollegiate Sailing Wins the Pinkerton Regatta
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Navy intercollegiate sailing team placed seventh out of eight teams at the MAISA Team Racing Championship for the Prosser Trophy at Cornell this weekend.
Navy was coming off a victory in its last event and ranked sixth nationally in this discipline and was feeling confident that it would secure one of the four berths on the line for the Team Racing Nationals. The conditions were certainly tough. Racing began Saturday with temperatures in the mid 20s and winds gusting near 20 knots. The wind laid down quickly, but the leftover waves made boatspeed hard to come by. The temperature never got over the mid 30s and the Midshipmen had a tough first day. The team got off to a good start, but had trouble throughout the day with the changing conditions and getting called for fouls.
On Sunday, the Mids were down but not out and mounted a charge, ultimately falling short in a driving snowstorm. Navy wound up seventh overall with skippers Gary Prieto, Peter Hogan, Max Brill, Parker Loftus and Jimmy Madigan with crews Sarah Barkley, Kelly Milliken, Kent Mathes, Emma Remis and Brittney Slook. This end the team racing season for the Mids, who will look to finish of the season on a better note with women's and coed fleet racing.
The first coed fleet racing regatta of the season went well for the Midshipmen, as they claimed the victory in the Jeremy Pinkerton Memorial Regatta hosted by the University of Maryland. This local promotional event is a nice way to connect and support some of the local club sailing teams in the area. Navy won easily, crossing the line first in 20 of the 24 total races. Hamrick Morgan and Bartholomew Winn were first in A Division while Sean Linden and Alyson Wade earned the same honor in B.