KINGS POINT, N.Y., March 23, 2023 – The United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) at Kings Point has been selected to host the 2023 College Sailing National Championship.
The 11-day event, which starts on May 23rd and runs through June 2nd, will take place just outside the Academy, in the waters of Western Long Island Sound.
Coaches Michael McBrien, Brendan Feeney, and Director of Varsity Programs Rick Dominique are thrilled for the USMMA athletes, who will have the opportunity to compete on sailing’s biggest stage.
Head Dinghy Coach Michael McBrien said, “We’re extremely excited for the incredible opportunity to host the pinnacle event of college sailing. It is not only an amazing honor to host the event, but our sailors will be able to compete at Nationals having the upper hand at their home venue. Knowing the intricacies of our tricky current and breeze conditions is like having home field advantage in other sports.
Rich Cain, Director of Waterfront Activities, added, “This will be an outstanding event for competitors and spectators. Throughout college sailing, Kings Point is recognized as one of the premier venues in the Nation. Paired with the great sailing conditions of Western Long Island Sound, our assets, facilities, and waterfront staff allow us to run top-tier events without a hitch. Not to mention, the views of New York City are incomparable.”
USMMA will open its doors to groups, families, and individual spectators, free of charge. Please return the USMMA Website for updated information as it becomes available.