Finals for College Singlehanded Nationals
Published on November 7th, 2019
The 2019 College Singlehanded National Championship will see the top 18 men and women vie for the titles on November 9-10 in Santa Barbara, CA. Racing in Laser Standard and Radial rigs, the competitors have qualified to represent the seven districts in the Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association (ICSA).
The women are led by the 2018 podium of winner Christina Sakellaris ’21 (Stanford) along with Charlotte Rose ’22 (Jacksonville), and Sophia Reineke ’21 (Boston College) while 2018 runner-up Leo Boucher ’22 (St. Mary’s) leads the men.
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.
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.
Background: The 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
2019 Fall Nationals
November 1-3 – Match Racing – Marblehead, MA
November 8-10 – Singlehanded – Santa Barbara, CA