College Sailing Chalk Talk: Women’s Preview
Published on April 15th, 2015
Chris Love provides this update on the Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association 2014-2015 season along with his weekly Chalk Talk video report:
This week in college sailing marks the end of the team racing season and the start of an abbreviated spring fleet racing season for many of the top schools. Over the weekend, the east coast conferences filled ten of the sixteen berths to Team Race Nationals with the completion of their conference championships. This year’s qualifying schools are, in order of finishes: College of Charleston, South Florida (SAISA); Georgetown, St. Mary’s, Navy, Fordham (MAISA); Boston College, Roger Williams, Yale, Tufts (NEISA). BC’s veteran squad dominated the New England championship with a record of 16-2—they are the first team to beat Yale this team racing season.
Meanwhile, the women’s sailing circuit is in full swing with a very competitive field showing up to the Emily Wick Trophy at Coast Guard this past weekend. Yale took the win, buoyed by senior All American A division skipper Morgan Kiss and sophomore crew Natalya Doris. Teams have one more week of regular season competition before spring conference champs.
From here, coed teams head to the Navy Spring, the Thompson Trophy, or the Rainier Cup to warm up their fleet racing muscles. Coed conference championships begin two weeks later.
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