Shields Trophy Regatta Cancelled; Offshore Sailing Competes at Hospice Cup
The Navy offshore sailing team placed seventh out of 13 in class at the Hospice Cup Regatta and due to no wind, the Shields Trophy Regatta was not contested.
In a rare occurrence this weekend while hosting the Shields Trophy Regatta, there was insufficient wind on both Saturday and Sunday to complete any races.
Senior Robert LaGuardia and his crew were prepared for whatever conditions we encountered and were the lead boat in the one race that was started. But the time limit expired in that race after what little wind there was shut off. None appeared before the overall regatta time limit had expired so the fleet was sent back to the dock. Due to a number of circumstances, there will not be a rerun of the event this season..
Navy had two crews competing in the Hospice Cup Regatta. This event also suffered from the lack of wind. One race was started but only a few boats managed to finish before their time limit expired. In the J/105 class, junior George Davis skippered Avenger to seventh place of the boats that finished while Navy's other crew was not able to finish.
Next up for the Navy varsity offshore sailing team is the U.S. Offshore Championship, which runs Friday through Sunday out of Annapolis.