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National Champion Yale in the last race of the day, and was second in 2012, just a hair from w inning. Adam explains, “this May’s races were the best team racing of the year for us, but the Nationals are hard with a lot of dynamics that go into them. But to sail our best at Nationals feels good.” Werblow has coached nearly 150 A ll-A mer ican sailors and t hree Olympians in his illustrious career, including an Olympic Silver Medalist and two Rolex Yachtswomen of t he Year. St. Mar y ’s College is w idely seen as one of the premier sailing programs in the country, a huge student draw for Maryland’s only Public Honors College in rural St. Mary’s. C o a c h We r b l o w h a s s e r v e d eight times as Head Coach of the U.S. Youth Worlds Team, winning several Gold and Silver Medals, and was named the Developmental Coach of the Year by U.S. Sailing’s Olympic Sailing Committee. He is a graduate of Connecticut College, where he c apta ined t he sa i ling team, and was a member of the U.S. Sailing Team in the Fly ing Dutchman class from 1988 to 1992. Werblow follows previous MRYC Foundation award recipients Gary Jobson, President of U.S. Sailing, the governing body of competitive A merican sailing, w inner of the A merica’s Cup w ith Ted Turner, a nd aw a r d -w i n n i n g t e le v i s ion s a i l i ng c om ment ator/pr o duc er

sailing, swimming and rowing, and maritime-focused educational activities in the Chesapeake Bay region. Arguably A merica’s most successf ul collegiate sailing coach, Ada m is complet ing his 25t h season at St. Mary’s with 15 national titles against the best sailing teams in the country. These include the 2010 ICSA/APS Team R ac e Nat iona l Cha mpionship and the 2009 ICSA/GILL Co-ed National Dinghy Sailing Championship, the Super Bowl of intercollegiate sailing. St. Mar y’s College placed second at t he Team R ace Nationa l Championships last May, beating


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