College Sailing Chalk Talk – Season 9, Episode 4

Published on October 10th, 2013

Chris Love provides this report on the Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) 2013-2014 season along with his weekly Chalk Talk video:

(October 10, 2013) – This week in college sailing, several conferences continued with qualifiers for Nationals, most notably the perennially competitive New England Women’s Singlehanded Championship, captured by Boston College sophomore and international Laser Radial superstar Erika Reineke on Boston Harbor. Other crowned champions include women’s double handed teams Hobart / William Smith (MAISA) and Charleston (SAISA), plus Charleston junior Clerc Cooper in the SAISA Women’s Singlehanded and Oregon in the NWICSA Sloop Championship.

The most competitive regatta of the weekend had to be the Danmark Trophy at the Coast Guard Academy, which was luckily not affected by the recent government shutdown. Not surprising anyone who has seen them compete this season, Yale won the two-division interconference event, with juniors Graham Landy and Katherine Gaumond dominating A division and freshman Ian Barrows with sophomore Charlotte Belling placing fourth in B.

Usual Yale starter Chris Segerblom took his talents home to Newport Beach, CA for the U.S. Team Racing Championship for the Hinman Trophy, the non-college-specific US Sailing Championship regatta that also attracted the entire team racing squad from Stanford. The Stanford Cardinal team “Jet Lag” finished third, while Segerblom’s “NHYC Tiller Towards Trouble” took silver. Several former ICSA All-Americans from Southern California got together to form the 2013 champion “Ladies and Gentlemen” team.

See results for over twenty collegiate regattas at scores.collegesailing.org

Results and more info for the U.S. Team Racing Championship at championships.ussailing.org/Adult/USTRChampionship.htm

This week, Chalk Talk Season 9 Episode 4 is on location in California, where two thirds of the Chalk Talk staff attended the U.S. Team Race National Championship for the Hinman Trophy to talk to some current and past ICSA all stars. Which event is more competitive: the Hinman or ICSA Nationals? Which is better: college kinetics rules or the original RRS Rule 42? Sailors tell all in this week’s special episode, shot on location in Newport Beach, CA.

Chalk Talk is presented by US Sailing and needs you to support them in return. Check out their amazing Collegiate Membership option at http://racing.ussailing.org/college.

We’re also supported by Zim Sailing, who offer a great college discount code for their website: http://zimsailing.com. Watch the episode to find the code!

Chris Love is the executive producer of Chris Love Productions, a video production company centered around sailing.

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