Offshore Sailing Competes at the J/105 Chesapeake Bay Championships
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Navy varsity offshore sailing team competed at the J/105 Chesapeake Bay Championships this weekend. Navy’s top finish was a sixth-place showing.
Five races were held at the J/105 Chesapeake Bay Championships, with three on Saturday and two on Sunday in ideal conditions.
Junior Paige Krumwiede skippered Allegiance to a sixth-place showing in the 17-boat fleet, Navy’s top finish at the event. Sailing aboard with Krumwiede was junior Juan Avelino Afable (helm), junior Jace Erlanson (sail trim), sophomore Harlan Ticatch (sail trim), sophomore Kevin Navarro (pit) and sophomore Tom Hawkins (bow).
Junior George Davis skippered Dreadnought to eighth place overall, nine points behind Krumwiede. Davis's crew consisted of junior Matthew Dods (helm), sophomore Madeline Arbogast (sail trim), sophomore Nathaniel Blount (sail trim), sophomore Lisa D'Souza (pit) and sophomore Hayden Espericueta (bow).
Senior Ted Papenthien skippered Avenger to 10th place, six points back of Davis. Papenthien's crew included senior Matthew Hundt (helm), sophomore Matthew McClelland (sail trim), sophomore Jonathan Hitt (sail trim), sophomore Tim Forman (bow) and freshman Katie Boyle (sail trim).
“Considering these crews started the fall with zero experience on these boats, they did Navy proud,” said head coach Jahn Tihansky.
Navy will next host the Kennedy Cup from Nov. 4-5. The Kennedy Cup is the National Collegiate Large Yacht Championship.