October 31, 2019
By Lee Capristo
The top 18 schools in the Middle Atlantic Inter-Collegiate Sailing Conference (MAISA) battled in Kings Point, NY, for their conference crown. Throughout the semester, the top teams earned the right to represent the 55-school conference at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy October 26-27. After 26 races across both A and B Divisions in a full range of wind conditions, the St. Mary's College Seahawks bested the field. The Seahawks edged-out the U.S. Naval Academy Midshipmen by eight points. The National Public Honors College crew stayed close enough to the leaders in A Division (Leo Boucher ’22 of West River, Md.; Ashley Wagner ’20 of Easton, Md.; Sam Muir ’21 of Santa Barbara, Calif.; Lucas Massiello ’23 of Baltimore, Md.; that their victory in B Division (Chase Cooper ’21 of Bermuda; Sophie Taczak ’21 of Annapolis, Md.; Thomas Walker ’21 of Richmond, Va.; put them over the top when the scores were combined to take the win.