College Nationals get started with Women’s title
Published on May 21st, 2017
The finale of the 2016-17 college sailing season gets underway this week with the Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association’s (ICSA) spring nationals at the J. Stewart Walker Sailing Center in Mount Pleasant, SC.
Conference qualifiers from across the USA have advanced the top schools which will compete in women’s fleet racing, team racing, and coed fleet racing championships.
The Sperry College Sailing Women’s National Semi-Final and Final Championship get the nationals started on May 23-26 with teams racing Club Flying Juniors (CFJs) and Z420s on Charleston Harbor and the Cooper River.
The first two days of racing will be the Semi-Finals, which is divided into two 18-team regattas. The top nine teams from each group will then advance to the Finals Round – an 18-boat regatta, which will determine the championship standings on the final two days.
Eastern Semi-Finals: St. Mary’s College of Maryland, George Washington University, Cornell University, Fordham University, University of Virginia, Northwestern University, University of Minnesota, Boston College, Boston University, University of Rhode Island, Tufts University, Bowdoin College, University of Washington, University of Southern California, Stanford University, University of South Florida, Jacksonville University, Texas A&M University. Details.
Western Semi-Finals: Georgetown University, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, University of Pennsylvania, U. S. Naval Academy, University of Wisconsin, University of Notre Dame, U. S. Coast Guard Academy, Yale University, Brown University, Dartmouth College, University of Vermont, Western Washington University, University of California at Santa Barbara, University of Hawaii, College of Charleston, Eckerd College, Clemson University, Tulane University. Details.