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Sailing Competes at War Memorial Regatta

The Maritime College sailing team competed at the War Memorial Regatta this past weekend, which was hosted by Navy. The Privateers had a solid effort and finished 13th out of the 18 teams attending. On Saturday, the Division B boat had a solid start placing 6th, 8th, and 6th in the first three races, respectively. Juan Lejarraga (New York, N.Y./Montessori) skippered the boat while Christian Neuman (Cinnaminson, N.J./Cinnaminson) and Hunter Kahler (Norfolk, Va./Norfolk Collegiate) were the crew. Following the lunch break, the Division A boat stepped up in the eighth race of the day and came up with the best finish of the event for the Privateers. John Lawless (Rochester, N.Y./McQuaid Jesuit) and Brian Buckley(Fort Lauderdale, Fla./St. Thomas Aquinas) teamed up and placed third in the event. On Sunday, eight races were held with a 8-14 knot westerly. Unfortunately, Maritime was unable to continue the momentum from the day before and couldn't put together any more top-five finishes. The B Division crew put up the best result of the second day with a 7th place finish in the 15th race. The Division B team finished 12th out of 18 teams while the Division A team ended up in 14th and the combined results left Maritime in 13th place. The Privateers are gearing up Nationals in the coming weeks as the team qualified for the Match Race Nationals in California on Nov. 16-18 as well as the offshore team qualifying for the Kennedy Cup next weekend in Annapolis, MD.

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