Offshore Sailing Competes in Two Regattas This Past Weekend
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Navy varsity offshore sailing team had seven crews competing this weekend in the Annapolis Yacht Club's Fall Series Championship and had one crew competing in the Annapolis to Norfolk Schooner Race.
In Class A2 at the Annapolis Yacht Club, Navy had four crews competing aboard Navy 44s. The top Navy boat for the series was senior Ted Papenthien's Defiance crew who finished second in the 12-boat class. Third in class was senior Robert LaGuardia's crew on Gallant, while fourth was senior Christopher Cantillo's crew on Integrity. Gunnar Hough's crew on Tenacious was fifth.
In the J/105 class, the top Navy boat was Dreadnought, skippered by junior George Davis, who finished 12th of 21 boats. Next was junior Paige Krumwiede's Allegiance, which was 15th, followed by sophomore Hayden Kuzemchak and his crew on Avenger, who finished one spot back in 16th.
Also, Navy entered the Schooner Summerwind in the Annual 120-mile Schooner Race from Annapolis to Norfolk, Va., where they were first to finish and first on corrected time in their class. Summerwind was crewed by 11 members of the junior varsity offshore sailing team.
Next up for varsity offshore sailing team is the McMillan Cup and Intercollegiate Keelboat Invitational Regatta this coming weekend in Annapolis. The McMillan Cup serves as the New England/Mid-Atlantic Big Boat Championship. Navy won the McMillan Cup for the 19th season last fall.