Sailing Regatta Brings Twelve Teams To Gunston

Claire Luke original (400 x 346)The Gunston School hosted its first home regatta of the spring season on Sunday, April 14. Twelve area sailing teams participated, sailing a total of 10 races on the Corsica River adjacent to the campus. The event was contested in Gunston’s new fleet of double-handed Flying Junior sailboats, purchased with donations to the school’s athletic program. Races ran nonstop from 11:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. with a crowd of family and friends looking on from Gunston’s Molly Dock and adjacent hillside. Visitors and coaches alike commented on the well-appointed facilities. Gunston is one of a handful of schools in the country with its own waterfront facility.

Competing for Gunston, Luke Miller (Grasonville) and Claire Schmittinger (Wyoming, DE), both freshmen, earned 8th in the competitive A-Division. Sailing in B-Division, sophomores Kaeo Clarke (Kent Island) and Chris Trice (Severna Park) earned 7th. Topping the scoreboard with 30 points was Annapolis High School, followed by St. Mary’s and Severn School.

On May 5, Gunston hosted the MDISA (Maryland Interscholastic Sailing Association) Girls Championship. Twelve Maryland schools are scheduled to send the top female skippers and crews from their teams.

RESULTS: 1. Annapolis 30pts., 2. St. Mary’s 40pts., 3. Severn School 40pts, 4. National Cathedral 59pts., 5. Severna Park 59pts., 6. Baltimore County 59pts., 7. Gunston School 64pts., 8. South River 66pts., 9. Key School 73pts., 10. Potomac 83pts., 11. Montgomery Blair 96pts., 12. Indian Creek 105pts.

In photo: Freshmen Claire Schmittinger and Luke Miller earned 8th in the competitive A-Division