ICSA Match Race Championships Day 1 Report
Published on November 15th, 2014
When Flight 1 was underway at the ICSA Match Race Championships, hosted by Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club, Oakcliff Sailing, the ten college teams were thankful for the beautiful sun on a chilly day! Boston College had a beautiful hoist leading Wisconsin who was carrying a penalty at the second windward mark during their match. In their match, it was a game of inches between Yale and South Florida, with nice move by Yale to keep the lead.
Back in it with Flight 2, match 1 saw Wisconsin with a healthy lead over Texas A&M and Charleston with 3 boat lead over South Florida with a penalty. Match 3 saw Yale staying in touch with Georgetown who led after the first beat and went on to win that match. An aggressive match was had between Charleston and South Florida on 2nd beat; Charleston got left behind as South Florida luffed inside at the mark, South Florida was still with a penalty at the time, Charleston went on to beat South Florida in their match.
In Flight 3, St. Mary’s edged out Wisconsin at the windward mark, winning that match and Stanford had comfortable command over Boston College.
With Flight 4 underway, Yale led Boston College by mere feet at the top of the first beat, and won the match.
Great Steel Balls by St. Mary’s to shake Charleston out of a dial up in Flight 6 but an error later on while circling earns them a penalty, St. Mary’s went on to win their match over Charleston.
After Day 1, South Florida is in the lead with a winning percentage of 78%. Nine races were run to complete the day. Day 2 action is underway on Saturday at ICSA Match Race Nationals. Top two will advance to Quarter finals.
Participating Teams –
Texas AM Galveston
University of Washington