Plans revealed for 2023 College Nationals
Published on April 12th, 2023
The spring season is well underway for College Sailing as teams look toward qualifying for the four national titles up for grabs. Stanford University is set to host the second Women’s Team Race National Championship before the US Merchant Marine Academy hosts teams for Women’s Fleet Race, Open Team Race, and Open Fleet Race National Championships.
For the second year, berths to Nationals will be allotted by a selection committee. These committees are made up of five voting members and one non-voting Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) competition committee member. The selection committee members cannot be coaches and must disclose any affiliation such as donor, alum, parent, etc. Additionally, the open selection committee must have two women members and the women’s selection committee must have three women members.
Automatic Qualifier (AQ) berths will be awarded to conference champions in the women’s team racing and open team racing disciplines, and to the conference champions and runners up in the open and women’s fleet racing disciplines. The remaining berths are awarded to at-large teams chosen via a structured selection process by their respective selection committees.
Entrants will be confirmed by:
• April 18: Women’s and Open Team Race
• May 2: Women’s and Open Fleet Race
Women’s Team Race National Championship
The 2023 Women’s Team Race National Championship will be hosted by Stanford University on April 29-30.
During the inaugural 2022 College Sailing Women’s Team Race National Championship hosted by Brown University, Stanford University finished third closely behind Boston College and Yale who took home the title.
Women’s Fleet Race, Open Team Race, and Open Fleet Race
The final three national championships of the 2023 spring College Sailing season will be hosted by The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy located in Kings Point, New York. The Open Fleet Race National Championship is returning after being held here in 2000.
• May 23-26: Women’s Fleet Race National Championship, Semifinals, and Finals
• May 27-29: Open Team Race National Championship
• May 30-June 2: Open Fleet Race National Championship, Semifinals, and Finals
There will be jumbotrons with a livestream, food trucks on site, and an outdoor pool. Additionally, VIP packages will be sold leading up to the event which include all you and eat and drink along with priority spectating area, and restroom facilities. For spectating off-site, all three of these events will have live coverage.
Team Race: https://nationals.collegesailing.org/events/2023-open-team-race
Fleet Race: https://nationals.collegesailing.org/events/2023-open-dinghy