Offshore Sailing Places First in Class at the Annapolis Yacht Club Fall Series
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Navy varsity offshore sailing team had seven crews competing in two events this past weekend at the Annapolis Yacht Club’s Fall Series Distance Race and the Storm Trysail Intercollegiate Regatta in Larchmont, N.Y.
In Annapolis, Navy had six crews competing at the Annapolis Yacht Club Fall Series Distance Race. Navy swept the podium in class A2 with senior Ted Papenthien and his crew aboard Defiance taking first place, senior Christopher Cantillo and his team aboard Integrity placing second and senior Robert LaGuardia and his crew aboard Gallant taking third in the 13 boat class.
In the J/105 class, ENS Ethan Doherty and his team of sophomores took eighth of 21 in the class. Junior Paige Krumwiede led her crew aboard Allegiance to 14th while George Davis and his crew aboard Dreadnought were one spot back in 15th.
At the Storm Trysail Club's Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta, senior Gunnar Hough led his crew to third place in the five-boat J/44 class. They were in solid position to win the event halfway through the final race but unfortunately suffered a sail-handling error which dropped them to last in that race and dashed their hopes for victory.
Next up for the varsity offshore sailing team is the second part of the Annapolis Yacht Club Fall Series, which continues next weekend in Annapolis.