Navy sailing seems like a gimme. Obviously, future naval officers should be expected to, you know, sail well. On top of that, they live in the sailing capital of the world.So it should be no surprise that the Mids competed in FOUR competitions this past weekend.
First, the MAISA Fall Women ‘s Championship, which featured 16 teams racing for seven spots at the Women’s Atlantic Coast Championship at Connecticut College on November 11 and 12. weather prevented many of the races, but Navy did manage a 6 seed which earned them a spot in the AAC’s.
The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy hosted the Kings Point Dinghy Open. This event was also delayed due to weather, but once they managed to find some wind, Navy took second.
The Central Fall Open, hosted by Washington College was another light wind regatta where only three races were completed per division. Navy finished third overall out of 16 teams. Tyler Fleig and Alyson Wade came in fourth in A division while Sean Linden and Abigail Richardson won B.
Brown University hosted the Hoyt Trophy, an event that featured 18 of the best sailing teams from across the country. Navy did well when the conditions were right on the first day, but light winds slid the Mids from second to fifth overall. Gary Prieto and Ana Mier finished fifth in A Division, Peter Hogan and Kelly Milliken were sixth in B and Kent Mathes was also on hand.