Oct. 28, 2013
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -
The Navy intercollegiate sailing team hit the road traveling north this weekend for three regattas. Navy competed in the MAISA Match Racing Championship, the Stu Nelson Regatta and the Hoyt Trophy.
At the Merchant Marine Academy, Navy competed in the MAISA Match Racing Championship, where eight teams were on hand looking to claim the two available berths for the Match Race Nationals. It was a windy weekend in Sonars and every team was tested with its boathandling. Navy's team of Michael Madigan, Michael Popp, Patrick Snow and Killian Corbishley came out strong and carried a 6-1 record through the round robin portion of the event, earning the two seed and a match with St. Mary's in the semi-finals. After splitting the first two races, the third and deciding race saw Navy claim a penalty pre-start, but claim a narrow lead throughout the race. Unfortunately, Navy was not able to extend the lead enough and St. Mary's slipped by before the finish as Navy performed its penalty turn. Even though it wasn't quite enough to advance to the Nationals, the team came away proud of its third place finish and hungry for more next year.
A little further north, a group of Navy's women's sailors competed in the Stu Nelson Regatta at Connecticut College. It was windy in New London as well, and Navy finished 8th overall out of 18. Marissa Lihan and Julie Miller stayed consistent throughout the weekend, claiming first place in A division, while Hannah Hughes, Julia McKenna and Molly Robertson were 12th in B.
The big coed Intersectional of the weekend was the Hoyt Trophy at Brown. Navy finished 6th overall out of 18, with Michael Grove
, Alex Asuncion
and Aaron Hull
coming in 5th in A division while Mary Hall
, Charlie Peck
and Glenn McKenna
were 9th in B.