Southwestern Sailers Take Second In Annapolis

Southwestern sailers Patrick Kelly and Cameron Turner are pictured during the Phebe Corckran King Memorial Regatta in Annapolis, Md. Submitted photos

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The Southwestern Sailing Team competed at the Phebe Corckran King Memorial Regatta this past weekend at the Annapolis Yacht Club.

The Trojans finished second overall in a field of 18 teams from across the country, with the team of Cameron Turner and Patrick Kelly leading the way in the A Division while Will Turner and Brooks Turcotte competed in the B Division.

Southwestern grabbed 130 points in the A Division and 81 in the B Division, trailing only St. Mary’s (Maryland) High School.

Saturday morning started out with a light breeze from the East at about 5 knots. The course was set up right off of Severn Sailing Association’s sea wall and the windward mark was up by Trident point making for a tricky windward mark rounding.

Sunday morning was rainy and cloudy but the day started out with a solid 5-10 knots of breeze out of the ENE building throughout the day. A and B division switched boats, A going into FJ’s and B going into the C420’s. This breeze was the same direction as the end of the day Saturday but the wind was up in velocity.

The Trojans will be heading to Long Island this weekend to defend their title at the New York State Championships.