Oldest trophy in college sailing
Published on October 15th, 2023
The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (aka Kings Point) won the the McMillan Cup, the oldest trophy in college sailing, held October 14-15 in Annapolis, MD. Ten schools competed in Navy 44s, with unstable light to moderate southerly winds and continuous rain on day one while the second day had a windy blustery northwesterly.
Coast Guard started the final day two points up on Kings Point with Maine Maritime lurking a point behind in third. 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.