Navy Offshore Sailing Wins the Shields Regatta
Sept. 19, 2012
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- The Navy offshore sailing team hosted and participated in two events this past weekend.
First up was the Shields Trophy Regatta for maritime schools. Nine teams from as far away as San Francisco and Kingston, Ontario, participated in this two-day event aboard the fleet of Navy 44 sloops. Senior skipper Steve Jaenke led his team to a scoreline of 1,2,3,1,1 to win the regatta finishing seven points ahead of second-place Kings Point.
The other event was the NASS RAce to Oxford, a 30-mile middle distance race across the bay with 156 boats entered. Navy had four crews participating in two classes in what turned out to be a windy sleighride down the bay. In PHRF A2 Class, skipper Bryan Weisberg led his crew aboard the Navy 44 Defiance to third out of 25, while Andrew Shea skippered Integrity to fifth place in the same class. In the J/105 class, Jon Dreisslien skippered Allegiance to seventh out of 10 while John Watkins was one spot back in eighth. Weisberg was awarded the Tred Avon Yacht Club Award for best finish by a Naval Academy entry.
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