Charleston going for Fowle Trophy 3-Peat

Published on May 21st, 2019

The college racing season closes on a crescendo as the best schools across the seven districts of the Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) compete for three national titles – Women’s Dinghy, Team Race, and Coed Dinghy – on May 21 to 31 in Newport, RI.

And while each title carries with it a historic list of past winners, the muscle of a college team gets measured by the results for the Leonard B. Fowle Trophy which is awarded to the team with the greatest number of Fowle Trophy Points.

The points are determined using the composite results of the Women’s Singlehanded, Men’s Singlehanded, and Match Race that was held in the fall, and the Women’s Dinghy Semifinals/Finals, Team Race, and Coed Dinghy Semifinals/Final Championship Regattas being held in Newport.

Each team shall receive points toward the Fowle Trophy Award based on its finishing place in each of the events in the composite. The only caveat is how the best finishing place in either the Women’s Singlehanded or Men’s Singlehanded Championships shall be used to determine the points for each school in those events.

For the past ten years, Boston College won two times, Yale University won four times, and College of Charleston has four times, with the Cougars entering the 2019 spring championships in search of the program’s ninth overall and third consecutive Fowle win.

“The team has been training hard and is excited to put forth a strong effort on the water in all three disciplines in the ICSA National Championships,” Director of Sailing Kevin Jewett said. “We are currently ranked in the top five in all three disciplines – women’s, team racing and coed – so we are fully expecting to contend for our third straight Fowle Trophy.”

Here is the line-up for the Cougars:

Women’ Dinghy: Allie Toppa will skipper in A-Division with crew Annabel Carrington and skipper Marian Williams with crew Elizabeth Mignon sailing in B-Division. Liza Toppa, Nicole Simon, and Hannah Kinder will be on hand as alternates.

Team Race: The pairings of Augie Dale and Katie Lounsbury, Toppa and Carrington, and Steven Leuck and Payton Alexander will represent the Cougars.

Coed Dinghy: Dale and Lounsbury will sail in A-Division for the Cougars with Toppa and Carrington representing the Maroon and White in B-Division.

2019 Spring Nationals
May 21-24 – Women’s Dinghy
May 25-27 – Team Race
May 28-31 – Coed Dinghy

Live online coverage will be provided which typically covers the final day of the women’s, the final round of eight and final four of team racing, and the last day of coed semifinals along with both days of the finals. Specific details about the broadcast TBA.

The 2018-19 season for the Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) held the Match Racing Nationals and Singlehanded Nationals during the fall season, with the final three national titles on May 21 to 31 in Newport, RI.

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