18 schools for College Women’s Nationals

Published on May 18th, 2021

After the cancellation of the Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) 2020 Spring Nationals, the ICSA has rallied to organize five of its six annual national championship titles for May 1 through June 8 in 2021. Missing is the Match Race Championship, and while the format for the others has been revised to adapt to health regulations, the historic trophies will get a fight this year.

The 2021 College Men’s and Women’s Singlehanded National Championships were held May 1-2 , and while normally a fall event requiring qualification, this edition was an open, bring your own boat format. Charlotte Rose (’22) of Jacksonville University topped the 14-boat women’s division while Thomas McCann (’22) of Georgetown University won the 41-boat men’s fleet.

Next up is the 2021 Women’s National Championship on May 19-20 using Collegiate Dinghy FJs and Z420s in Annapolis, MD. Gone this year is the typical Semi-Final stage which accommodates 36 schools in an effort to minimize impact on host venue, relying on the seven ICSA conferences to qualify 18 teams to compete in the two division format.

Competing Teams
Boston College – Newton, MA
Brown University – Providence, RI
College of Charleston – Charleston, SC
George Washington – Washington, DC
Georgetown – Washington, DC
Hobart & Williams Smith Colleges – Geneva, NY
Jacksonville University – Jacksonville, FL
Old Dominion University – Norfolk, VA
St. Mary’s College – St. Mary’s City, MD
Stanford University – Stanford, CA
Tufts University – Boston, MA
Tulane University – New Orleans, LA
University of California Santa Barbara – Santa Barbara, CA
University of Rhode Island – South Kingstown, RI
University of South Florida – Tampa, FL
University of Texas – Austin, TX
US Coast Guard Academy – New London, CT
US Naval Academy – Annapolis, MD

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Following the Women’s Nationals will be the Team Race National Championship on June 2-3 and the Coed National Championship on June 7-8.

Brown University will look to defend their 2019 title while Yale University and the College of Charleston are the defending Coed Team Racing and Fleet Racing Champions, respectively.

MORE: Stanford has reversed a decision it made last summer and will not eliminate 11 varsity sports, which included co-ed and women’s sailing, at the conclusion of the 2020-21 academic year. – Full report

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