COLLEGE NATIONALS - BIG BOAT
Annapolis, MD (November 4, 2012) - The Kennedy Cup, Intercollegiate
Sailing's Big Boat National Championship, was contested in the Chesapeake
Bay on November 2-4. Although Hurricane Sandy delayed preparation and made
travel difficult for many schools, all ten teams from around the country
were able to attend.
Two races were run on Friday with NW winds ranging from 12-25 knots. Cal
Maritime demonstrated great comfort with the strong wind by leading the
fleet with a score of 2-1. Sailing for Cal Maritime were Matthew Van Rensselaer '13, Dillon Lancaster '14,Scott Doyle '14, Andrew Lamb '14, Scott Lynch '14, Ryan Lynch '14, Kyle Vanderspek '13.They were closely followed by the Naval Academy and NY Maritime.
On Saturday, sailors faced even colder and windier conditions. Temperatures
reached the upper 40s and the wind speed increased throughout the day from
15 knots to near 30 by the end of the day. Naval Academy sailed near
flawless races to lead the day with three first place finishes. Cal
Maritime and Kings Point rounded out the top three places.
Sunny skies and gentler winds came in for Sunday's two races. Genoas were
used for the first time all regatta, which proved much to the liking of
Mass Maritime who scored 3-1 to lead the day.
Winning five of seven races, Navy took the title, earning them the right to
represent the U.S. at the Student Yachting World Cup in France in 2013.
1. US Naval Academy, 1-3-1-1-1-1-4, 12 points
2. Cal Maritime, 2-1-2-2-4-7-3, 21
3. Kings Point, 3-5-3-3-4-2-8, 28
4. NY Maritime, 5-2-6-4-3-8-5, 33
5. Maine Maritime, 7-11- 4-4-8-5-2, 41
6. Coast Guard Academy, 4-4-5-5-9-6-9, 42
7. Mass Maritime, 6-9-9-9-7-3-1, 44
8. U. of Michigan, 9-8-11- 6-5-4-7, 50
9. St. Mary's, 8-6-8-10-10- 9-6, 57
10. Army, 11-7-7-7-6 -10- 10, 58