Maine Maritime Academy Varsity Sailing Team to Compete in Port of Los Angeles Harbor Cup

Posted on: March 13, 2015

SAN PEDRO, Calif—The Maine Maritime Academy Varsity Sailing Team is preparing today to compete in the Port of Los Angeles Harbor Cup, a Cal Maritime Invitational Intercollegiate Regatta hosted by the Los Angeles Yacht Club.

Traveling with the team is Sailing Master Capt. Cullen Teel. Meeting the team in San Pedro is newly hired sailing coach, Charles Barclay. Barclay is originally from the East Coast, but currently lives in Hawaii and is head coach of the 17-member scholastic sailing team at Mid-Pacific Institute in Honolulu. Regarding his move to Maine and taking on the sailing coach position at MMA, Barclay said, “In support of the next generation of mariners and yachtsmen I am excited to be heading to Maine Maritime Academy.”

The MMA team includes Steven Bell ’16, Joseph Farrin ’15, Rinchen Harrison ’15, Alison Mitchell ’16, Isaac Parker ’18, Benjamin Sturmer ’18, and Annika Zayac ’17.

Maine Maritime Academy is a co-educational, public college on the coast of Maine offering 18 degree programs in engineering, management, science, and transportation. The college serves approximately 950 undergraduate and graduate students in career-oriented programs of study. Maine Maritime Academy was ranked the #1 Best Public College on Money magazine’s Best Colleges list released in August, 2014. The college’s persistence, retention and graduation rates are well above national averages, and the job placement rate is in excess of 90 percent within 90 days of graduation. For more information, visit