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Youth & Collegiate Focus


Naval Academy Dinghy Team’s Successful Season

he U.S. Naval Academy Dinghy Team had a successful Spring 2017, winning five events including the Prosser Trophy (MAISA Team Race Qualifier). The Midshipman also came in second at the America Trophy (MAISA Fleet Race Qualifier). The team qualified for all three National Championships hosted by the College of Charleston at the end of May, tied for fifth at the 2017 Laser Performance Team Race Nationals, won Coed Western Semi Finals, and finished eighth at Gill Coed College Sailing Nationals. Patrick Snow (’17) was the starting A-Division skipper for this past season. Patrick grew up sailing in San Diego, CA, and was an integral part of the Naval Academy Dinghy Team throughout his college career. Patrick was named an Honorable Mention Co-ed AllAmerican skipper in 2016, and in 2017 he was named MAISA College Sailor of the year, a Co-ed All-American Skipper, and was a finalist for College Sailor of the Year. Patrick accredits his personal successes to his team, who not only did the work to get him there but also are his lifelong friends and a huge support structure for him. Patrick said, “The Naval Academy is a unique place, but what is more unique is how dedicated everyone on the team is. It is a culture of 100-percent invest-

ment.” Patrick’s crew Mary Morocco petitors to friends for life, I’ve never (’19) was named a 2017 All-American met a more interesting and fun group Crew. In addition, B-Division skipper of characters where one conversation Gary Prieto (’18) was named Honorable about something as basic as a mark Mention Coed All-American Skipper, rounding makes me feel at home. I’ll and his crew Ana Mier (’19) was named take away that sense of sportsmanship, a 2017 All-American Crew. camaraderie, and friendship, especially Another key player for the Midshipin MAISA that made every regatta fun man this year was Molly Robertson (’17) and every tight race a chance to learn who grew up sailing at American Yacht and grow.” Club (Rye, NY) and for LISOT (Long Island ##Patrick Snow (‘17) and Molly Sound Youth Sailing Robertson (‘17) Team). Throughout her four years Molly served as both a skipper for the Women’s Team and a Crew for the Coed team. This year Molly primarily crewed for Peter Hogan (’18), and was crucial to the success the team had this spring. Molly was named an All-MAISA Crew for 2016-2017. MAISA truly won’t be the same without Molly, who seemingly knew everyone at every regatta. Molly said, “My biggest takeaway is the people. From com-

The Inaugural Phebe Corckran King Memorial Regatta ##Photo by Jill Bennett

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n the weekend of May 13-14, Annapolis Yacht Club (AYC) and Severn Sailing Association (SSA) hosted the first Phebe Corckran King Memorial Regatta. Phebe, who passed away in November 2016 at the age of 42, was an All-American sailor at the College of Charleston and returned home to Annapolis as a competitive J/22 sailor who also orchestrated several ROLEX International Keelboat Championships and came in as the top amateur in 2001, among other on-the-water accomplishments. Creating a high school fleet-racing regatta in her

SpinSheet Magazine July 2017  

Chesapeake Bay Sailing

SpinSheet Magazine July 2017  

Chesapeake Bay Sailing