Navy Offshore Sailing Competes in Governor's Cup
Aug. 13, 2012
ST. MARY'S, Md. -- The Navy offshore sailing team wrapped up its second block of summer training with two crews competing in the Maryland Governor's Cup from Annapolis to St. Mary's last weekend.
The race is one of the largest of the year in terms of fleet size on the Bay and is a 68-mile course starting off the mouth of the Severn River here in Annapolis Friday evening, heading down the Bay and up the Potomac River, then up the St. Mary's River and finishing off of St. Mary's College of Maryland's docks Saturday morning. This year's event had 135 entries in nine classes.
In PHRF A2 class, Christian Smith led his crew aboard the Navy 44 Integrity to first place out of 25 entries by over 11 minutes. Smith was ninth in the overall fleet standings. In the PHRF A1 class, Andrew Shea led his crew aboard the 40' J/122 Dolphin to fourth in class out of 24 entries and fourth overall in fleet.
This wraps up one of the most successful offshore sailing summer training programs in recent history.
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