2023 McMillan Cup


Saturday, October 14:

Soggy conditions greeted the ten teams who are on hand at Navy to compete for the McMillan Cup, the oldest trophy in college sailing.

Principal Race Officer Paul Clissold and his race committee team completed four races in unstable light to moderate southerly winds and continuous rain.

Coast Guard sailed strong posting a 2,1,1,7 to hold the lead with Maine Maritime and Kings Point in second and third respectively.

Racing continues tomorrow with a windy forecast awaiting the competitors.

Jahn Tihansky Regatta Chairman

Sunday, October 15:

The conditions for the McMillan Cup today were just as forecast; a windy blustery northwesterly to follow yesterday's dismal rainy conditions.

Coast Guard started the day two points up on Kings Point with Maine Maritime lurking a point behind KP. KP got out of the blocks strong winning the first race today while Coast Guard and Maine stumbled. However, KP took a penalty in race 6 leaving them just one point ahead of Coast Guard going into the finale.

KP nailed the pin end in the last race and battled around the course with race winner Maine, settling for second and the regatta win. Coast Guard had a poor final race but were able to hang on for second overall. Meanwhile, Maine's final race win made up for their previous two poor finishes and was enough to beat Navy for the third and final podium position in a tiebreaker.

Congratulations to the Kings Point Mariners on their dominant victory!

Huge thanks to all the Navy Sailing volunteers who made the event happen including fleet captain Frieda Wildey, PRO Paul Clissold who was assisted by Jan Richardson, Steve Small, Tom Stalder and a bunch of the Offshore Sailing Team mids.

Thanks also to our safety officers Aron Axe, Jason Yauman, Mark Maglin, Dan Trammell, Bill White, Jon Wright, Dave Shaeffer, Louis Andors, Bill Krafft, Duane Geruschat and Carroll Sparwasser.

Lastly, thanks to our jury which included chief judge Dan Trammell, Nelson Pemberton, John McPherson and Maureen Mills.

Next up at Navy Offshore Sailing will be the Kennedy Cup 4 & 5 November.

Jahn Tihansky Regatta Chairman

Score summary

1Kings PointMariners2121
2Coast GuardBears3131
*3Maine MaritimeMariners3333
*5NY MaritimePrivateers4242
*6Rhode IslandRams4242
8Mass MaritimeBuccaneers4343
9Webb InstituteClippers4444
*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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