Successes Vault Sailing Squadron Into Top Ranks

November 03, 1991

The Midshipmen, sailing coaches, officers and personnel at the NavalAcademy Sailing Squadron enjoyed one of their winningest months in October.

The season's race results place them in the top ranks of the Intercollegiate Yacht Racing Association schools. A national ranking from Sailing World is anticipated soon.

The Naval Academy's Varsity Offshore team performed well also andtook several prize trophies within the CBYRA.

On Oct. 5-6, Navy won the Danmark trophy at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy's 50th Danmark Regatta. The A Division sailing team consisted of Susie Minton and Fitz Gentry, and Mike O'Bryan and Heather Keane competed in the B Division. The Mids also swept the Intercollegiate Area C Mono Eliminationstaking the top four and sixth spots out of a fleet of 20 Lasers.

Navy's Varsity Offshore sailing team won the American Yacht Club's New York 36 Series with a second and first place in that Saturday's tworaces, and third-place honors Sunday. The winning skipper was Kyle Weaver.

The Mids took second behind Brown University at the USCGA Hap Moore Regatta in October.

At the five-race MAISA McMillan Cup Elimination Series at the Naval Academy, Navy captured first, with a third and four first-place finishes over SUNY, Penn State, Cornell, Rochester, RPI, Delaware and Ursinus.

On Oct. 19-20, the Mids took first place at the Navy Fall Invitational, competing against more than20 top college teams.

The winning team consisted of Susie Minton,Fitz Gentry/Greg McConnell, Dave Fagaen/Mike O'Bryan, Jennifer Browning/Heather Keane/Reid McLaughlin, Brad Rodi, Eric Naranjo, Pete Martenson and Mark Schneider.

Varsity Offshore team skipper, Jared East, won the Baltimore City Yacht Association Harrison Pier's Five Race. Navy boats Lively and Cinnebar were second and third.

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