St Mary’s College Races

Not every college can boast of a waterfront area leave alone having a renowned sailing team.

But that is what St. Mary’s college of Maryland is proud to possess. They have a waterfront area of their own as well as a sailing team that has national recognition. Other sports teams might be competing in Division III but the sailing team at St Mary’s competes in Division I. The college is also known to have one of the most well known sailing programs in the nation. Many reputed college teams participate in these events such as Yale, MIT as well as the US Coast Guard or US Navy.

The team was part of two championships in the last weekend such as Atlantic Coast Dinghy Championship, which was held at MIT as well as the championship event that was organized by the College of Charleston which is the Women’s Atlantic Coast Championship. At the women’s championship event the sailors of Seahawk team were placed in the eleventh position.

They gained a total of three hundred points and more. As per the senior skipper of the team, Charleston competition was a tricky one as the current was strong and that had to be contended with. However, it also gave a lot of practice to the teams. At the competition where the SMCM were on the fifteenth spot, the senior captain as well as skipper felt that they could have performed better but the venue was a competitive one. Also, at MIT the winds are shifty and conditions are tough which also includes cold weather conditions. For that reason it was definitely a challenge to take part in the event. The sailing program at St Mary’s will have an annual event for the alumni that will come up where the alumni get to interact with the present students and it is definitely an interesting event. The teams are also gearing up for competitions that lie ahead.