Team Nippon defeated the Santa Maria Cup Challenge, 2-0, yesterday in the best-of-three series to determine third place in the Columbus Cup team racing regatta sailed off Fort McHenry.
Team Chesapeake and the PACT '95 team will sail in a best-of-five series to determine the Cup champion starting at 11 a.m. today off Fort McHenry.
Earlier in the week, PACT '95 was 6-0 in the round-robin portion of the regatta sailed in Annapolis. Team Chesapeake was 4-2, with both losses coming against PACT '95.
Spectators should be able to view today's races from Fort McHenry.
Post-race activities will be held at HarborView Marina and Yacht Club on Key Highway. The public is invited.
(Best-of-5, for third place)
Nippon (Bill Campbell, John Cutler and Peter Evans) def. Santa Maria (Paula Lewin, Dawn Riley and Hannah Swett) 2-0. Nippon secured third place and Santa Maria finished fourth.
PACT '95 (Kevin Mahaney, John Kostecki and Ken Read) vs Chesapeake (Jim Brady, Brad Dellenbaugh and Chris Larson), 11 a.m.