College Nationals: Deirdre Lambert named Quantum Women’s Sailor of the Year

Published on May 30th, 2014

Annapolis, MD (May 30, 2014) – The Quantum Women’s Sailor of the Year was announced during an awards presentation at the Robert Crown Center at the U.S Naval Academy after racing at the Sperry Top-Sider Women’s National Championship. This is awarded annually to an individual who has performed at the highest level of competition in district and national championships. The ICSA All-America committee evaluates with great detail all of the finalists’ results and calculates the winner.

Quantum believes that women sailors should receive the same recognition that male sailors receive in the sport to acknowledge their excellence in sailing and continue to foster the growth of women’s sailing.

The finalists this year were…
Deirdre Lambert (Cumberland, Maine), Dartmouth College ’15
Erika Reineke (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.), Boston College ’16
Morgan Kiss (Holland, Mich.), Yale University ‘15.

Reineke was a finalist for this honor last year and she has again had a successful year competing as a sophomore. Reineke won the 2013 LaserPerformance Women’s Singlehanded National Championship and has consistently competed in the top of the women’s fleet. She is also a member of the 2014 U.S. Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider.

Kiss won A-division at many women’s regattas over the course of the 2013-14 season and just finished in second place in A-division at the 2014 Sperry Top-Sider Women’s Nationals.

For the second year in a row, Deirdre Lambert has been named the Quantum Women’s Sailor of the Year. Lambert handily won A-division at the Sperry Top-Sider Women’s Nationals, 41 points ahead of second place, a significant contribution in her team winning its second consecutive women’s title.

“It’s really awesome and definitely a team success. It’s great, I couldn’t imagine this happening again,” Lambert says. “It’s really great for our team to be National Champions again, too.”

Lambert fell in love with sailing at a young age when she learned to sail at Portland Yacht Club in Maine. She comes from a sailing family and has enjoyed competing at the collegiate level.

Lambert will be a senior next fall at Dartmouth, where she is studying biomedical engineering.

Report by college media. Photos by Brian Schneider Photography.

The fall and spring seasons of college racing focuses on six National Championships. In the Fall season were the Match Race Nationals and Men’s and Women’s Singlehanded Nationals. The Spring season closes out with the ICSA/Sperry Women’s Nationals (May 27-30), College Sailing/APS Team Race Championship (May 31-June 2), and the College Sailing/Gill Coed Championship (June 3-6). Nationals website:

The Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) is the governing authority for sailing competition at colleges and universities throughout the United States and in some parts of Canada. Visit to learn more.

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