Severn, St. Mary's are 1-2 in Mallory at Naval Academy

SAILING

April 25, 1993|By NANCY NOYES

Dozens of high school sailors from the Eastern Seaboard converged at the Naval Academy last weekend for the double-handed Mallory and single-handed Cressy eliminations.

Breezes were brisk northwesterlies both days, creating challenging conditions for the sailors using 420s for the Mallory competition on Saturday and Lasers for the Cressy racing on Sunday.

And when the six races for each of the A and B divisions in Saturday's Mallory fleet were over, first place overall in the 12-school competition went to Severn School's team with 32 points. Second went to St. Mary's School, with 34. Third went to Rumson Fairhaven, with 37.

Sailing for Severn were skipper Karl Schneider and crew Chris Fuller and Robin Borchardt in A Division, and skipper Ian Burman with Pete Borchardt alternating with Robin as crew in B Division.

The St. Mary's team was made up of A Division skipper Myles Conway and crew Jessica Deutchman, and skipper Tim Olson and crew Caroline Manion in B.

In the A Division, Rumson sailors beat St. Mary's on a tiebreaker to top the division when each school's team finished the series with 19 points. The Severn team was only a point behind in third.

The Severn B Division team won its competition with 12 points, with St. Mary's in second with 15 and Rumson third with 18.

Sunday's single-handed racing for the Cressy fleet was an eight-race series for 24 entrants won by Danielle Brennan of Dwight by an enormous margin of 17 points -- the same number as her score for the series.

In this event, local sailors did not do as well, although Jeff Roberts of Landon was fourth. Severn's Fuller was eighth, Robin and Pete Borchardt 13th and 14th, respectively, and St. Mary's Olson 17th.

Navy cleans up

Navy's intercollegiate sailing team took the top slot last weekend at the Admiral's Cup regatta in Kings Point for the sixth straight year, and it closed out the competition in the J/24 Invitational Regatta at home.

In acing the Admiral's Cup, a major intersectional regatta, Navy sailors also won two of the three divisions.

Skipper Brad Rodi, a senior who was last year's College Sailor of the Year, and junior Heather Keane alternating as crew with senior Paul Kenney, won the double-handed A Division series by a six-point margin over Brown University. Junior Eric Naranjo blasted the competition off the course in the single-handed C Division by turning in an impressive score, including eight firsts and four seconds, to finish 19 points ahead of second-place Tufts in the 16-race-per-division series.

In B Division, another double-handed class, Navy's team headed by senior Bert Rice, with sophomore Blanca Funes and senior Vaughn Pangelinan as rotating crew, was seventh.

A Navy Intercollegiate crew made up of skipper Ryan Cox, a sophomore, and classmates Manning Montagnet, Charles Smith and Carl Smit, dominated the eight-race J/24 Invitational series with 14 points, winning the series by a comfortable margin of 11 over Cornell.

A second Navy team, with freshman Wes McCall as skipper and crew, including senior Marc Schneider and freshmen Greg Lotze, Robert Hall and Eric Glosby, placed fifth in the 10-team, nine-school competition.

CRAB needs help

Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating, a program to provide access to sailing for disabled people, has put out a call for help from the able-bodied sailing community.

A recent letter from CRAB president Don Backe announced the cancellation of this weekend's Sail Free program, primarily because of lack of personnel to prepare for and cover both that event and the Annapolis Spring Boat Show. Renewed support from the community at large is essential to the continued vitality of the program.

Volunteers are needed immediately to skipper free rides in the harbor and to sell raffle tickets during next weekend's Waterfront Festival, as well as in the long term.

Specific needs right now include people to help with boat and equipment maintenance (including motors, sails and carpentry); skippers, able-bodied crew and dock workers for Sail Free days, such as events in Baltimore on May 15 and June 12; coordinators for sailing events; sailing instructors; folks to help move boats for events; and workers in community outreach, fund-raising and grant writing, office computer assistance and membership outreach.

Financial support, including donations of boats for the organization to sell and/or sail, also is needed.

To find out more about how to help, call volunteer coordinator Janice Wheelock at (410) 269-1449 or contact CRAB, P.O. Box 6564, Annapolis, Md. 21401-0564. The phone number is (410) 626-0273.

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