Offshore Sailing Closes Fall Season With Eighth Place Finish At Navy John F. Kennedy Cup

Offshore Sailing Closes Fall Season With Eighth Place Finish At Navy John F. Kennedy Cup


2014 Navy John F. Kennedy Cup

Friday-Sunday, November 7-9, 2014

Annapolis, Md.


ANNAPOLIS, Md. --  The Massachusetts Maritime offshore sailing team wrapped up its fall season by competing at the Navy John F. Kennedy Cup (considered to be the national championship of collegiate offshore sailing) over the weekend, as the Buccaneers placed seventh in the final overall team standings.


Seniors Andrew Morgan (Jupiter, Fla.) and Matthew Ferlotti (Fairfax, Va.) led Massachusetts Maritime’s entry in the event, as they were joined by senior Priscilla Stoll (Pocasset, Mass.), juniors James Lamb (Taunton, Mass.), Judson Yerkes (West Barnstable, Mass.) and Robert Queisser (Carmel, Ind.) along with sophomores Ryan Novak-Smith (Johnston, R.I.), Kyle Brego (St. John, Virgin Islands), George Luber (North Reddington Beach, Fla.) and Christopher Mannka (Uxbridge, Mass.).  The Buccaneers won the fourth race in the weekend series and stood in fourth place at the end of Saturday’s competition.


The College of Charleston took top honors in the event, while California Maritime and Queens College took the respective runner-up and third place spots.  The United States Merchant Marine Academy, SUNY-Maritime, the host United States Naval Academy and Maine Maritime finished fourth through seventh in extremely close scoring, as Massachusetts Maritime bested the United States Coast Guard Academy and Michigan in the final standings.


Additionally, the Buccaneer dinghy sailing team completed its fall slate by competing at the Salve Regina Sister Ester Open, as freshmen Alexander Calderwood (Brewster, Mass.) and Cassandra Kolstad (Madison, Conn.) comprised Massachusetts Maritime's "A" entry while junior Timothy Forgione (Kendall Park, N.J.) and freshman Jamie Hayes (Stonington, Conn.) were in the "B" vessel.  The Buccaneers recorded several top 10 performances before finishing 17th overall in the event, besting McGill and Providence in the final standings.


(Photo courtesy Chuck Fontaine)