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Offshore Sailing Wraps Up Summer Development Season

The Navy offshore sailing team placed first and second in an overnight race to St. Mary's.

Aug. 9, 2011

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- The Navy offshore sailing team wrapped up its summer professional development training over the weekend with two crews competing in the 70-mile overnight race that started last Friday evening in Annapolis and finished in St. Mary's, Md.

Navy finished its month-long block with a bang, taking the top two places in class and also the overall first-place trophy in the 140-boat fleet.

Senior Katie Davis and her crew aboard the Navy 44 Defiance struggled early in the race, but benefitted from a fortunate wind shift and came roaring back during the night to take class line honors and the overall fleet win, finishing around 6:40 on Saturday morning.

Senior Andy King skippered the Navy 44 Flirt to a second-place showing in class, four minutes behind Davis and her Defiance crew.

This was the third and final racing event of their summer cruise and marked the third time the group finished in the top two places.




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