It was a beautiful day on Saturday, March 26 for Gilman's sailing team in their debut regatta, but high winds on the St. Mary's River made it challenging. Winds were sustained at 15-20 knots with gusts up to 25 knots, and the FJ boats they were sailing were capsizing everywhere.
Gilman tier 1, led by world champion sailor and team captain Luke Woodworth '23, took first place in A fleet, making it an outstanding inaugural Gilman sailing effort. Gilman's A Fleet boat was captained by Woodworth and crewed by Liam Rivers '25. The B fleet boat was captained by Thor Cohen '25 and crewed by Jonah Milstone '25.
The JV regatta was to be held on Sunday, but was canceled due to high winds.
Photo: Coach Rob Deane, Luke Woodworth '23, Thor Cohen '25, Liam Rivers '25, and Jonah Milstone '25 at the Gilman Tier 1 Regatta at Sailing Center Chesapeake