Sunday, April 13, 2008

Naval Academy Cuts Back Sailing Program



The USNA is cutting back its sailing program for midshipment. The new Superintendent feels that spending the time with the fleet is better training. Two contrarian views (three, it you count me.) After thirty years in the Navy I know that an extra few weeks during college (which is what the Naval Academy really is first and foremost) isn't going to make a hill of beans of a difference to the fleet, but it will rob the Midshipment of some great lessons and memories.



Sad.

Link 1: http://www.hometownannapolis.com/cgi-bin/read/2008/04_13-59/TOP

Link 2: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/04/05/AR2008040502069.html

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