October 5, 2022

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Intercollegiate Sailing Notches A Trio of Top-3 Finishes in Opening Weekend

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – The Navy intercollegiate sailing workforce opened up the drop portion of its 2022-23 time with a pair of home regattas and a person absent event.
 
The most impactful regatta of the weekend was the Laser South in Annapolis, the place 20 sailors from the southern half of the Middle Atlantic Intercollegiate Sailing Association were vying for nine berths in the Carl Van Duyne MAISA Men’s Singlehanded Championship. The initially day of level of competition observed very marginal problems and only two races were done in pretty mild and shifty winds with extraordinary chop from boat targeted visitors, when the second working day was wet and significantly windier, as 7 extra races were finished before the 3 p.m. cutoff time.
 
Navy senior Gavin McJones received off to a tough start out on Saturday, but settled into his groove on Sunday. Just after submitting solid scores early in the working day, McJones shut out the party with a 2,1,1 score line in the very last a few races to finish his climb all the way from 12th to 3rd all round by the conclusion of the working day, quickly advancing on to the men’s singlehanded championship next thirty day period, staying hosted by Navy Oct. 1-2. 3 other Midshipmen were being in the competition, with Trenton Shaw finishing 11th, freshman Jack Welburn coming in 12th and sophomore Tanner Kelly ending 16th. 
 
On the exact training course as the Laser South, the Navy Women’s Fall Regatta featured seven groups sailing in a merged-division format in a fleet of Z420s. The problems ended up the very same for the ladies as they have been for the gentlemen, with much improved racing to be experienced on the 2nd day of competition.
 
Just after 9 races, the leading 3 teams were separated by just 10 factors, with Navy finishing a near third powering Georgetown and St. Mary’s School. In the 14-boat blended division, Navy sophomore Evie Blauvelt and junior Julia Christie dominated their way to the major location in the ‘A’ division, finishing with significantly less than fifty percent the factors of the next-put team and hardly ever ending even worse than fourth in a race. Junior Aubin Hattendorf, sophomore Izzy Fadullon, junior Madeline Smith and sophomore Maggie Schuler manned the ‘B’ division for the Midshipmen, finishing 12th.
 
The Mids also fielded two squads at the 16-group Riley Cup, hosted by Aged Dominion in Norfolk, Virginia. The function had shifty winds both of those times, but sound and sailable 4-14 knot winds from the east-southeast permitted for 13 races per division, as large puffs and shifts intended that races have been never in excess of right until the close and the sailors had to stay quiet and centered throughout.
 
1 of Navy’s groups was regular more than enough to remain in close proximity to the entrance of the area in the course of the celebration and keep a slender direct immediately after the opening working day. Soon after a limited battle on the 2nd working day, the Midshipmen fell to next all round, just 11 points driving initial-spot Georgetown. Newcomers Nathan Smith and Ellie Alex concluded next in the ‘A’ division, while sophomores Cooper Walshe and Linnea Forsberg took 3rd in Division ‘B’. Navy’s other team showcased two skippers who had been largely in the crew through their professions and utilised the celebration to acquire valuable working experience shifting ahead, as they concluded eighth in general, with senior Colin MacGillivray and freshman Margo Cicero ending 10th in the ‘A’ division while sophomore Ryan Wahba and freshman Alex Brenia ended up seventh in Division ‘B’.
 
Navy continues the fall slate with the Chesapeake Invitational and the Faye Bennet MAISA Women’s Singlehanded Championship, with both equally activities getting location Sept. 17-18 in Annapolis.