How is this school not the place to be?
Published on May 5th, 2023
It is ironic how the top ranked schools in the Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) are located in areas where the sailing conditions are to be avoided for most of the term. The New England and Mid Atlantic regions are cranky, and even powerhouse Stanford suffers through the windless California winter.
No, Florida is the place to be. All those drysuit schools go to Florida to train in the winter, and while the Sunshine State sizzles eggs on the sidewalk during the summer, the school year weather offers reliable relief from the library.
How the ICSA became so tortuous is a discussion for another day, but the University of Miami has its own conundrum. Aside for being an ideal location for budding Olympians, the region develops massively talented youth sailors which nearly all go elsewhere for college because the Miami athletic department refuses to sufficiently fund the team.
“We only sponsor sports that would have an NCAA Championship,” said UM’s Athletic Director Dan Radakovich. – Full report
National Championship Schedule:
April 29-30, Women’s Team Race – Stanford, CA
May 23-26, Women’s Fleet Race – Kings Point, NY
May 27-29, Open Team Race – Kings Point, NY
May 30-June 2, Open Fleet Race – Kings Point, NY