Oct. 26, 2011
The Navy intercollegiate sailing team had four different competitions this past weekend that saw much of the team in action.
Two of the events were Intersectionals in New England, where light winds made it tough to get the events in. The Hoyt Trophy at Brown was the major Coed event of the weekend and 18 of the best teams in the country were in attendance. Only six races were completed per division over the weekend and the fleet remained tight through the weekend. A rough last set dropped the Midshipmen down to 14th overall. Michael Grove and Caroline Lockett were 16th in A division, while Alex Ramos and Saverio Maldari delivered a solid 4th place finish in B.
The wind was even lighter the Stu Nelson Women's, hosted by Connecticut College and the regatta was canceled as a third B Division race could not be completed. Navy's team did well in the races that were completed and Navy's group of women is looking strong headed into the ACCs in a few weeks.
Conditions were more favorable at the in-conference events and the team got some good sailing in at the two opens competed at this weekend. At the Kings Point Dinghy Open, even though the wind never filled on Sunday, it was good enough on Saturday to get in eight good races per division for the 19 teams in attendance. Navy finished fourth overall, with Devin Laviano and Chelsea Smith fifth in A and Lukas Edegran and Alex Asuncion fourth in B.
The MAISA Fall Open was hosted this year by St. Mary's College of Maryland, so it was a short trip to get some good racing in for some of the younger sailors. Navy ended up fourth overall out of 11 teams. Connor Timmins
and Julie Miller were seventh in A division while Philip Youngberg, Eugenio Diaz Del Rio, and Sarah Blake were fourth in B.
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