ST. MICHAELS – The MRYC Foundation will honor Adam Werblow, head varsity sailing coach of St. Mary's College of Maryland, at its third annual awards dinner to be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Miles River Yacht Club in St. Michaels. The awards dinner raises funds for the MRYC Foundation to support youth-oriented competitive sailing, swimming and rowing, and maritime-focused educational activities in the Chesapeake Bay region.
Werblow has won 15 national titles in 25 seasons at St. Mary's, including the 2010 ICSA/APS Team Race National Championship, and the 2009 ICSA/GILL Co-Ed National Dingy Sailing Championship, the Super Bowl of intercollegiate sailing. He has coached more than 100 collegiate All-American sailors, and served eight times as head coach of the U.S. Youth Worlds Team, winning several gold and silver medals. A graduate of Connecticut College where he captained the sailing team, Werblow was a member of the U.S. Sailing Team in the Flying Dutchman class from 1988-1992. In 1999, Werblow was named the Developmental Coach of the Year by U.S. Sailing's Olympic Sailing Committee. He now heads one of the premier sailing programs in the country, whose sailors include an Olympic silver medalist and two Rolex Yachtswomen of the Year.
Werblow follows previous award recipients Gary Jobson, president of U.S. Sailing, the governing body of competitive American sailing, winner of the America's Cup and award-winning television sailing commentator/producer and author; Marc Castelli, world-famous maritime artist and advocate for the Chesapeake Bay watermen; and Matt Rutherford, the first yachtsman to ever sail solo non-stop around North and South America.
The awards dinner features a reception with hors d'oeuvres and drink, a gourmet dinner, a silent and live auction, the presentation of the colors by the Easton High School Navy JROTC, nautical and patriotic music by the Wye Choral Scholars and the award presentation and response from Werblow.
Reservations can be made for the awards dinner at $100 per person, or $800 for a table of eight, by contacting the foundation at MRYCFoundationDinner@gmail.com, 410-921-6792 or by writing to MRYC Foundation, 606A North Talbot St., Suite 115, St. Michaels, MD 21663.