Cougars Maegli wins national sailing title
LONG BEACH, Calif. ó It has been a little over two months since College of Charleston
senior sailor and two-time Olympian Juan Maegli competed amongst the worldís best in the Menís Laser Class at the 2012 London Olympic Games ó and the fierce competitor inside of him hasnít stopped there.
Although he has raced in FJs and 420s this fall upon his return to the squad, single-handed boats are his specialty and over the weekend he won his second individual national title among college sailingís best as the 2012 ICSA Menís Singlehanded national champion and Glen S. Foster Trophy recipient.
It marked the Cougars sailing programís fifth all-time menís singlehanded national title.
After a delay waiting for wind on Sunday, racing got underway off of the Belmont Veterans Memorial Pier in a nice westerly sea breeze ranging from 4-10 knots.
Maegli placed a career-best ninth overall in the medals race in London and a career-best fourth at the laser sailing world championships in May.