St. Mary's is host as 18 schools set to compete on bay in Senators Cup

Sailing

September 25, 2004|By Bill Free

Host St. Mary's College will be one of 18 schools competing today and tomorrow in the Senators Cup intercollegiate regatta on the Chesapeake Bay.

Washington College, Salisbury, the Naval Academy, Loyola, Maryland, UMBC, Georgetown and George Washington are the other area schools that will compete in the Senators Cup.

Completing the field are Hobart and William Smith, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Hampton, Ocean County (N.J.) College, University of Pennsylvania, Old Dominion, Queen's University, University of Virginia and Christopher Newport.

Alternates are Princeton, Virginia Tech and Cornell.

U.S. senators from Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania are involved with the event.

The race is being run under the guidance of Ocean Race Chesapeake in cooperation with the Middle Atlantic Intercollegiate Sailing Association, which oversees what has become the most competitive region in collegiate sailing.

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