Intercollegiate Sailing Places Ninth at the Truxtun Umsted Regatta
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Navy intercollegiate sailing team had the honor of hosting college sailing's largest dinghy regatta this past weekend, the 2017 Truxtun Umsted. This event featured 20 of the best teams from around the country sailing in four divisions each, for a total of 80 boats on the water.
In addition to all of the teams that traveled in for the event, many of Navy's sailors' parents were in town to cheer the Mids on and participate in parent weekend social gatherings Friday and Saturday nights. The families really had a great time getting to know each other, interacting with the team and watching the races from the seawall.
The conditions didn't allow for the most exciting show, however. Very light winds on Saturday meant that not many races were completed per division. Sunday had more wind, but very shifty conditions were a real challenge for the competitors and race management alike.
The Race Committee did a fantastic job though and really made the most of what they had, completing 13 races total per division for the weekend.
Navy was fighting at the top of the fleet for most of the event, but stumbled towards the end and wound up ninth overall. Gary Prieto and Ana Mier finished 11th in A division, Peter Hogan and Kelly Milliken were second in B, Max Guerriero was fourth in C, while Max Brill, Parker Loftus and Tyler Fleig took turns in D division, winding up 17th overall.
Georgetown won the team title.
This was Navy's last home regatta of the fall season and the team will hit the road next week for four away events, including the MAISA Fall Women's Championship.