College Singlehanded Champs Set to Go
Published on November 1st, 2018
The LaserPerformance Men’s and Women’s College Singlehanded National Championships, hosted by Grand Valley State University and Hope College at the Macatawa Bay Yacht Club and Macatawa Bay Junior Association in Holland, Michigan are set to begin Friday, November 2 with registration, boat assignment and a competitors meeting. Racing will take place November 3-4, 2018.
The championships include the top 18 men and 18 women singlehanded sailors in the nation. At least one male and female sailor has qualified from each of the seven collegiate sailing conferences to compete in this prestigious event. The regatta will take place out of the Macatawa Bay Yacht Club and Macatawa Bay Junior Association in Holland, Mich. The sailors will compete on the west end of Lake Macatawa or on Lake Michigan south of the Holland Channel, weather dependent.
LaserPerformance is providing a fleet of full rig Lasers for the men’s event and a fleet of Laser Radials for the women’s event with sails. Marlow Ropes, the Official Rope Sponsor of College Sailing, and a supporting sponsor of the regatta are also providing mainsheets.
The men will be competing for the Glen S. Foster Trophy, awarded to the first place finisher. The trophy is given in appreciation of Glen S. Foster for his interest in collegiate sailing and devotion to singlehanded competition, particularly in the Finn class.
The second place finisher in the men’s event will receive the George Griswold Trophy, given in honor of George Griswold for more than three decades of service to intercollegiate sailing as long time Graduate Secretary of MCSA, former ICSA Secretary, ICSA Eligibility Chairman, and member of the ICSA Hall of Fame.
The women will be competing for the Janet Lutz Trophy, awarded to the first place finisher, in honor of the former Athletic Director at Pembroke College who played a major role in the early growth of New England women’s sailing.
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Leo Boucher ’22, St. Mary’s College of Maryland
Thomas McCann ’22, Georgetown University
Charles Carraway ’22, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Vir Menon ’20, Christopher Newport University
Carrson Pearce ’21, U. S. Merchant Marine Academy
Korbin Kierstead ’19, University of Wisconsin
Bobby Sessions ’20, Marquette University
Henry Marshall ’22, Harvard University
Scott Rasmussen ’20, Boston College
Patrick Shanahan ’19, Brown University
Nicholas Baird ’19, Yale University
Michael Levy ’19, Oregon State University
John Kirkpatrick ’22, Stanford University
Upamanyu Dutta ’20, University of Southern California
Gerald Williams ’19, College of Charleston
Malcolm Benn Smith ’21, College of Charleston
Jack Gower ’20, Jacksonville University
John Hanna ’19, Texas A&M Galveston
Riley Legault ’19, George Washington University
Lenox Butcher ’20, University of Pennsylvania
Carly Broussard ’21, Georgetown University
Jessica McJones ’20, U.S. Naval Academy
Cailin Considine ’19, University of Wisconsin
Rachel Rantanen ’19, Michigan State University
Louisa Nordstrom ’20, Yale University
Sophia Reineke ’21, Boston College
AnaLucia Clarkson ’22, Connecticut College
Abbie Carlson ’22, Tufts University
Hannah Steadman ’20, Brown University
Isabella Loosbrock ’19, Boston College
Gabrielle Savage ’18, University of British Columbia
Christina Sakellaris ’21, Stanford University
Sophia Sole ’21, Stanford University
Charlotte Rose ’22, Jacksonville University
Kelly-Ann Arrindell ’20, College of Charleston
Ciara Rodriguez-Horan ’22, Tulane University
Background: 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. There are seven Conferences that schedule and administer regattas within their established geographic regions, with ICSA hosting two national championships in the fall (singlehanded, match racing) and three national championships in the spring (team, women’s, coed). collegesailing.org
Source: ICSA Media