Maine Maritime Academy intercollegiate sailing event which started in hullaballoo that finished ended on a positive bill previous weekend with few strong sailing at United States Naval Academy in Kennedy Cup meet and brand new leadership in the office of the coach.
Sailing 7 races over 3 days, Mariners ended 8th overall in intercollegiate national boat sailing events. Though, after 4 races, Maine Maritime Academy was in the top half of the fleet and had a 3rd spot finish to its credit in the very first meet of the day on Saturday.
Previous weekend, ten teams from around the nation — including last year’s champ, College of Charleston — were in Annapolis to contend Kennedy Cup. As per Jahn Tihansky, the Navy sailing coach, who is also the regatta chairman, 2 races were sailed on Friday in a beautiful southerly which blew steadily in 14 to 16 knots range. Navy led all the way in the very first race, while California Maritime crushed past a couple of yachts to earn 2nd. The Mariners hit a mark on the course and were punished one point after placing 6th.
In the 2nd race, Cal and Navy switched places while URI took 3rd again. Saturday was the best of days and it was the worst of days for Mariners. Navy came out victorious in the first of the day’s 3 races, and MMA sailed a very clever race, and ended in the 3rd spot, the best performance of the team of the weekend.