USNA wins ICSA Atlantic Coast Championship
Published on November 17th, 2014
New London, CT (November 17, 2014) – Saturday was a typical but tricky day on the Thames for day one of the ICSA Atlantic Coast Championship, hosted by the US Coast Guard Academy. The breeze started out of the north for the first few races in each division, then shifted to the west-northwest with large unpredictable shifts. Velocity ranged from 4-12 throughout the day. Courses were windward-leeward with three, four, or five legs. One request for redress was denied. One protest was filed resulting in one DSQ.
In the morning on day two, a dying northerly allowed for only one A-Division race to be completed before it became too light to race. Competitors were sent to shore for an extended period of time until a very light westerly filled at around 1:30. Only two more races in A-Division and three in B-Division were sailed before the 3pm cutoff. All courses were W4s. One protest was filed resulting in a DSQ. One request for redress was filed and denied.
Congratulations to the US Naval Academy for winning both the Coed and Women’s Atlantic Coast Championship, a very impressive weekend for the Midshipmen.
Report by Event Media