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Navy IC Sailing Competes in MAISA Match Race Championship

Oct. 25, 2012

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- The Navy intercollegiate ailing team headed north this past weekend and competed in four different events in New York and New England. One of the New York events was the MAISA Match Race Championship, hosted by the US Merchant Marine Academy. As defending national champions in this event, Navy was strong in the event again, displaying solid match racing skills and boathandling in the Sonar sailboats used during the regatta. Navy's team of Taylor Vann, Killian Corbishley, Mary Hall and Phil Youngberg sailed to a 5-2 record in the Round Robin portion of the championship and advanced to a semifinal meeting with Georgetown. Unfortunately, the Hoyas prevailed in that matchup and the Midshipmen failed to qualify for the nationals. Navy ended up fourth in the eight-team event.

At the same venue and racing just a few hundred yards away from the match racers, Navy also had a team competing at the KP Dinghy Open. The Midshipmen got off to a strong start, leading throughout the majority of the event before some unfortunate windshifts and a capsize derailed the teams hopes of victory late Sunday afternoon. Navy finished fourth overall out of 20 teams. George Prieto and Karen Vargas placed third in A division while Lukas Edegran and Samantha Rosales were fifth in B.

In Providence, R.I., Navy competed against an extremely deep and competitive field at the Sherman Hoyt Trophy. The Midshipmen got off to a rough start and were only able to climb up to 13th place out of 18 by the conclusion of the event. Markus Edegran and Jocelynn Knudsen finished 16th in A division while Michael Grove and Sarah Blake were 9th in B.



MIT served as host for the Stu Nelson Women's Regatta this year. Sailing on the shifty Charles River Basin, Navy finished 12th overall out of 18 teams. Marissa Lihan and Alex Asuncion finished 11th in A division while Emma Ferris and Erica Leinmiller were 13th in B.


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