Nothing will be easy in the Big Easy
Published on May 14th, 2022
Yale Sailing strolls into College Championship season with all the top credentials but the national championship is up for grabs. Report by Brian Clancy for Sailing World:
Tulane University in New Orleans will soon play host to the College Sailing National Championships for Open Team Racing (May 15-17) and Fleet Racing (May 18-21), and Women’s Fleet Racing (May 22-26).
This final installment of the Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) College Sailing Rankings sums up a cumulative competition year 2021-2022 showcasing hundreds of regattas across the country and the first full year of college racing since the pandemic onset in March of 2020.
The fall season focuses first on in-conference participation, followed by the Atlantic Coast Championship (ACC) ladder events, and culminating with conference championships and National Championships for Singlehanded and Match Racing. The ACC events could be considered by many to be a national preview, except since those final events were completed in October 2021, teams have had a great deal of time to improve. While preforming well at the ACCs may provide a glimpse, the spring national championships is where it matters most.
The spring season is the only time of year that team racing in open and women’s takes the focus. Women’s team racing was completed in late April, Yale coming away with the win. Open team racing will feature 16 teams from around the country and will begin the incredibly competitive 11-day national events. – Full report