Navy Intercollegiate Sailing Report
Oct. 21, 2013
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Navy intercollegiate sailing team played host to the nation's largest intercollegiate sailing event this past weekend, the Navy Fall Regatta. Twenty of the best teams in the country competed in four divisions and under the direction of Race Officer Kyle Assad, 80 races were contested over the course of the weekend.
The fleet saw great 10-15 knot breeze for most of the weekend and the volunteers of the Naval Academy Sailing Squadron social committee provided a terrific cookout for all competitors. Navy took the opportunity to show yet again why the program has the premier hosting venue for Intercollegiate Sailing Competition.
On the water, Navy performed well finishing eighth overall. Markus Edegran, Aly Eng and Aaron Hull finished tenth in A division. Michael Madigan and Karen Vargas were fourth in B division. Phil Youngberg cane in tenth in C division and Marissa Lihan was 12th in D division.
The Navy squad was deep enough to field a team for the weekend's other intersectional regatta, making the long trip to New Hampshire for the Captain Hurst Bowl. Eighteen teams were in attendance on the very small Lake Mascoma, where the winds proved extremely variable throughout the event. Navy finished seventh overall, with Patrick Snow and Layne Morrison finishing sixteenth in A division, while Charlie Peck and Megan Hough were third in B division.
Yet another Navy squad hit the road as well, but this group competed much closer to home at the Central Fall #2 regatta in Chestertown, Md. Navy finished sixth out of sixteen teams. Spencer Nora and Julie Miller came in eighth in A division while Hannah Hughes and Molly Hanson were third in B division.
Navy has three competitions on the schedule for next weekend.