McMillan Cup


Saturday, October 26:

9 teams are on hand to contest the 2013 McMillan Cup at Navy this weekend.

The wind for the day came in strong from the SSW staring at 16 knots and building to the low 20s by early afternoon then diminishing slightly for the later races.

PRO Ken Jacobs and his crack RC team ran four races today on windward/leeward 4 leg courses.

NY Maritime came out of the blocks hot winning the first race handily but suffered a jib clew blowout early in race 2 for which they requested and received redress of average points of the day. They won race 3 as well but suffered a DSQ in race 4 after finishing second which hammered their average. As a result, Coast Guard emerged as the leader for the day just one point up on Mass Maritime and 3 up on Navy. NY Maritime is 6 points off the lead.

Three races are planned for tomorrow with a bit less breeze in the forecast.

Saturday Results:

1. Coast Guard 2,1,6,1 10 2. Mass Maritime 3,2,3,3 11 3. Navy 6,3,2,2, 13 4. NY Maritime 1,4,1,10 16 5. Maine Maritime 5,4,4,8 21 6. Kings Point 9,5,5,5, 24 7. Cornell 7,7,7,4 25 8. Army 6,6,9,7 28 9. St. Mary's 8,9,8,6 31

Jahn S. Tihansky Director, Varsity Offshore Sailing Team United States Naval Academy 410-293-5608

Sunday, October 27:

Wind for Sunday of the McMillan Cup exceeded forecast and expectations as a beautiful northwesterly filled in for Sunday's final three races.

Coast Guard started the day one point ahead of Mass Maritime and 3 ahead of Navy who came out of the blocks fast and won the first race with Coast Guard 2nd and Mass 3rd. While Navy was hoping to make it a three way shootout for the win, they took themselves out in the next race tacking away from their two competitors and the better breeze leaving Coast Guard and Mass to battle it out. Mass passed Coast Guard just before the finish to win the race while Navy suffered a 5th.

For the final race, 3 boats were OCS while Coast Guard and Mass escaped clean. Again it was 1-2 with Mass taking the win and finishing the series tied with Coast Guard. However, Coast Guard beat Mass 4 races to 3 to win the 2013 McMillan Cup! Mass was 2nd while Navy was forced to settle for 3rd.

Big thanks to all who helped make this year's regatta a huge success including PRO Keith Jacobs and his RC crew of NASS volunteers and Midshipmen, Chief Judge Dan Trammell and his jury who heard a number of protests, our cadre of volunteer safety officers, and to Joan Morin and her group who hosted all regatta participants to a BBQ Saturday evening at the Robert Crown Center.

1. Coast Guard 2,1,6,1,2,2,2 16 2. Mass Maritime 3,2,3,3,3,1,1 16 3. Navy 6,3,2,2,1,5,8 27 4. NY Maritime 1,4,1,10,5,3,6 30 5. Maine Maritime 5,4,4,8,6,4,3 34 6. Kings Point 9,5,5,5,4,,6,5 39 7. Cornell 7,7,7,4,7,9,4 45 8. Army 6,6,9,7,8,8,7 51 9. St. Mary's 8,9,8,6,9,7,9 56

Next up at Navy is the Kennedy Cup in two weeks.

Jahn S. Tihansky Director, Varsity Offshore Sailing Team United States Naval Academy 410-293-5608

Score summary

*1Coast GuardBears1616
*2Mass MaritimeBuccaneers1616
4NY MaritimePrivateers3030
5Maine MaritimeMariners3434
6Kings PointMariners3939
7CornellBig Red4545
8ArmyBlack Knights5151
9St. Mary'sSeahawks5656
*Head-to-head tiebreaker

Score history

The following chart shows the relative rank of the teams as of the race indicated. Note that the races are ordered by number, then division, which may not represent the order in which the races were actually sailed.

The first place team as of a given race will always be at the top of the chart. The spacing from one team to the next shows relative gains/losses made from one race to the next. You may hover over the data points to display the total score as of that race.

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