Intercollegiate Sailing Wins New England Women's Championship
Nov. 4, 2013
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Navy intercollegiate sailing team joined the top women's sailing teams in New England this past weekend in Boston to compete in its fall conference women's championship for the Victorian Coffee Urn.
On the first day of competition, there was no wind and no racing, but the competitors were able to go by boat to watch the Boston Red Sox World Series victory parade in duck boats. On the second day, Navy came out of the gate strong and stayed consistent throughout to claim the victory in the 18-team fleet. Marissa Lihan and Megan Hough finished second in A division while Killian Corbishley and Samantha Rosales were third in B.
The other event of the weekend was the War Memorial Regatta, Navy's fall coed conference championship. Light air caused tricky racing on Saturday, but Navy stayed consistent and was in the hunt going into Sunday. On Sunday, the wind was up and Navy was making its characteristic Sunday charge to the top until disaster struck in Race 8 with disqualifications coming in both divisions. Navy was still able to secure fifth overall for the event, good enough to qualify us for the Atlantic Coast Championship, America Trophy and Prosser Trophy while securing the third place scheduling rank. Michael Grove, Alex Asuncion and Emma Ferris finished seventh in A division while Michael Popp, Chelsea Smith and Glenn McKenna were second in B.