Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley will proclaim February 1, 2010 a statewide day of celebration in honor of the St. Mary’s College of Maryland (SMCM) Sailing Team. The Governor will present the SMCM Sailing Team with a certificate honoring its 2009 Collegiate National Championship victory. The proclamation will take place at 5:45 p.m. at The Maryland State House, Governor’s Reception Room, Annapolis.
On June 3, SMCM won the 2009 ICSA/GILL Co-ed Dinghy National Sailing Championship in San Francisco, the Super Bowl of intercollegiate sailing. This marked the third time in program history that SMCM has captured the Co-ed Dinghy National Championship. Yale University came in second, followed by Georgetown University.
St. Mary’s College has a long history of sailing championships. The Lady Seahawks Sailing Team won the 2007 Intercollegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) Women’s National Championship, in Norfolk, Virginia. Since 1993, the college has won 14 national sailing championships and produced more than 100 ICSA All-American sailors.