Oct. 10, 2012
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- The Navy intercollegiate sailing Team had another successful weekend, competing in four different events and winning one coed interconference regatta during the weekend.
A small team made the trip up to Geneva, N.Y., for the Hobart and William Smith Fall Interconference Regatta. Sixteen teams from all over the country were in attendance for a cold upstate New York weekend. Navy's team started off on fire, winning the first three races, and the team never looked back, claiming the wire to wire
victory. Taylor Vann and Alex Asuncion finished third in A Division while Michael Popp, Chelsea Smith and Connor Hendi claimed the low point victory in B.
At the Navy Fall Women's Regatta, sixteen teams were treated to some great conditions on Saturday. The conditions proved to be good enough that the teams were able to complete the event in one day and avoid the cold, rainy, light wind that was predicted for Sunday. Navy finished third overall in the challenging field. Mary Hall, Layne Morrison and Erica Leinmiller finished third in A division, Emma Ferris and Jocelynn Knudsen were 13th in B division. Marissa Lihan cruised to first place in C division.
It was a busy hosting weekend for Navy, as the Carl Van Duyne MAISA Men's Singlehanded Championship was held at Navy at the same time as the women's regatta. Sailing out in the mouth of the river, the men were challenged by windy conditions on Saturday and light air on Sunday. Three Midshipmen competed in the 18-boat field, with Phillip Youngberg finishing sixth, George Prieto
coming in ninth and Devin
Laviano placing tenth.
Navy also fielded a team for the Tom Curtis Memorial Regatta, hosted by Georgetown University. With the racing held in a small lagoon next to Reagan National Airport, this regatta always serves up unusual conditions. This year's event drew a 16-team field, with Navy finishing third overall. Connor Timmins and Julia McKenna finished
third in A division while Killian Corbishley and Megan Hough were second in B.
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