Please select your home edition
Edition
Auckland On Water Boat Show

Women's College Sailing Nationals finals Day 2

by Jennifer Mitchell on 11 Jun 2013
Downwind racing - Women’s College Sailing Nationals Finals Day Two John Payne
Racing continued on Tampa Bay today wrapping up the Sperry Top-Sider/ICSA Women’s Semi-Final Championships and beginning the Sperry Top-Sider/ICSA Women’s National Championships. The teams, which represent the seven collegiate sailing districts in the nation, are competing for the Gerald C. Miller Trophy, named for the coach in the late 1960s at Boston University, who was one of the originators of the first women’s nationals. The sailors arrived to temperatures in the 80s, partly cloudy skies and a light 5-knot breeze from an easterly direction. The first race of the day was scheduled to start around nine a.m., however the easterly breeze died and the race committee went into a postponement. Unfortunately the wind did not fill in time for the Semi-Finals time limit and no races were sailed this morning. The results for the eight races sailed in each division of Semi-Finals yesterday stand. The nine teams that qualified from the Semi-Finals series, listed in order, are: Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Eckerd College, Brown University, Georgetown University, University of South Florida, Connecticut College, Roger Williams University and William Smith College. The National Championships got underway just after one p.m. The competitors sailed under sunny skies, temperatures in the mid-80s with a westerly wind around seven to ten knots building to 12 knots at times. The bottom of the racecourse had beautiful conditions and it got shiftier at the top of the course. The top was set under the hotel at the causeway causing more variable conditions. Adam Werblow, head coach of St. Mary’s College of Maryland says that the women had to be good at everything to sail well on the course today – straight line speed and sailing with shifts.

The St. Mary’s Seahawks are sitting in third place after today’s racing with Kayla McComb ’13 and Nicole De Angeli ’14 in A-division and Mimi Roller ’13 and Marissa Gollison ’16 sailing in B-division. Werblow says their goal for today was to get a few good scores under their belts, get comfortable and have fun. 'We started to hit our stride at the end of the day today and hope to continue it tomorrow,' he says. Dartmouth College also seemed to be sailing well today after finishing the day in first place. Deirdre Lambert ’15 and Carissa Crawford ’14 sailed in A-division and Kelsey Wheeler ’14 and Lizzie Guynn ’16 sailed in B-division for the team. 'The race management did a great job maneuvering the course today,' John Storck III, head coach for the Dartmouth team says. There are a number of race official boats on the water poised to make adjustments to the course as the winds shift, which makes the racing fair and even for the competitors. Dartmouth competed in the Semi-Finals yesterday and Storck says the sailing today felt a little similar to the conditions yesterday afternoon. The racing today was more competitive, however, leaving more opportunities for competitors to make mistakes. The women sailed six races today in both A and B divisions in the final series for the Sperry Top-Sider/ICSA Women’s National Championship. The aim is to complete 10 races tomorrow and the remainder on Friday. The race committee has pushed back the start time to 12 p.m. tomorrow due to the poor morning wind forecast and the number of races they were able to complete this afternoon.[Sorry, this content could not be displayed] Top Nine Teams: One. Dartmouth College Two. Boston College Three. St. Mary’s College of Maryland Four. Connecticut College Five. Yale University Six. College of Charleston Seven. Georgetown University Eight. Cornell University Nine. Brown University Visit the event website for more information and compete results from each day’s website.Watch live media coverage of the final day of the Sperry Top-Sider/ICSA Women's Semi-Final on May 24 by clicking on the Live Media link. The University of South Florida, St. Petersburg and Eckerd College will provide daily text and photo updates for each of the regattas and Chris Love Productions will provide video highlights, presented by LaserPerformance. The Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) is the governing authority for sailing competition at colleges and universities throughout the United States and in some parts of Canada. Visit website to learn more. The ICSA National Championships are sponsored by Sperry Top-Sider website, Annapolis Performance Sailing website and Gill North America website. Supporting sponsorship is from LaserPerformance website and US SAILING website.

upffront 660x82Wildwind 2016 660x82Bakewell-White Yacht Design

Related Articles

On the dock and on board with the 'fat bottomed girl'
Nic Douglass, caught up with the crew of the supermaxi, Comanche, after she had completed her latest mission Adventures of a Sailor Girl, Nic Douglass, caught up with the crew of the supermaxi, Comanche, after she had completed her latest mission and had chopped 27.5hrs off the trans-Atlantic Race Record for a manually powered monohull. The last time I was waiting for Comanche to arrive after achieving a goal that they had set out to achieve was a very different scene
Posted today at 5:25 am
SAP Extreme Sailing Team and Alinghi apply the pressure in Hamburg
Morgan Larson’s dominant Omani team who go into the clubhouse in first place at the half way stage of the Act. 2016 Extreme Sailing Series™ - A sunny day on the River Elbe coupled with a lively breeze saw SAP Extreme Sailing Team and Alinghi challenge Oman Air for honours on the second day of the Extreme Sailing Series™ in Hamburg, but it’s Morgan Larson’s dominant Omani team who go into the clubhouse in first place at the half way stage of the Act.
Posted today at 2:55 am
Comanche sets new trans-Atlantic Record - Video of the Finish
High definition video of Comanche crossing the virtual finish line off the Lizard to set a new monohull trans-Atlantic r High definition video of Jim Clark and Kristy Hinze-Clark’s supermaxi, Comanche setting a new, provisional world record for crossing the Atlantic for a monohull, in a manually powered sailing vessel of 5 days, 14 hours, 21 minutes 25 seconds. The video was recorded on and off the boat as she crossed the virtual finish line off the Lizard, southern England.
Posted today at 1:06 am
Close fight around Wight on Day 6 of Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup
20-25 knot winds and glorious sunshine made for one of the most memorable races around the Isle of Wight on record With a win for Eric de Turkheim's A13, Teasing Machine (despite destroying a kite), and a second for Daniel Andrieu's Sun Fast 3200, Cifraline 4, France Blue have leapt ahead in the overall results, now holding a 35.5 lead margin over the second placed Flanders North Sea Team.
Posted on 29 Jul
52 Super Series – Puerto Portals Week – Azzurra concludes with a win
Azzurra closes PPSW, the third event in the series with a win that feels like a wish for good luck in the events to come Azzurra closes the PPSW in Mallorca, the third event in the series, with a win that feels like a wish for good luck in the events to come. Quantum is the Series’ current leader, followed by Azzurra.
Posted on 29 Jul
52 Super Series – Puerto Portals Week – Quantum Racing takes the prize
Quantum Racing wrapped up their third regatta title of the season with a race to spare on the Bay of Palma Quantum Racing wrapped up their third regatta title of the season with a race to spare on the Bay of Palma, winning 2016 Puerto Portals Sailing Week, Vladimir Liubomirov’s Bronenosec completed a notable comeback after a disappointing ninth at the Audi Settimana delle Bocche
Posted on 29 Jul
Oman Air faces some infamous challenges at Extreme Sailing Series
All teams made it onto the podium at some stage during the seven race programme, reflecting the degree of difficulty All seven teams made it onto the podium at some stage during the seven race programme, reflecting the degree of difficulty in achieving any sort of consistency in a very shifty and unstable breeze that topped out at a bracing 14 knots when all the GC32s catamarans took off on their foils and flew around the race course.
Posted on 29 Jul
Gstaad Yacht Club Centenary Trophy – 2 months to go to the 6th edition
The regatta is reserved to boats that are one hundred or more years old and in 2016 will celebrate its sixth edition. The regatta, unique in its genre, is reserved to boats that are one hundred or more years old and in 2016 will celebrate its sixth edition anniversary. Over the years, the Centenary trophy has gathered some of the most gorgeous and best performing classic yachts from the past century.
Posted on 29 Jul
Vendée Globe – Sébastien Destremau – Simplicity as a credo + Video
A native of Toulon in the south of France, Sébastien Destremau can lay claim to one of the smallest budgets of the fleet A native of Toulon in the south of France, Sébastien Destremau can lay claim to one of the smallest budgets of the fleet. His credo is to keep it simple, inexpensive and effective. Interview with the skipper of faceOcean, winner of the Calero Solo Transat back in the spring.
Posted on 29 Jul
The Vendée Globe – 100 days and counting
With some 100 days until the start, the first thing to note is that the fleet of participants is stronger than ever With some 100 days until the start, the first thing to note is that the fleet of participants is stronger than ever, since there are some twenty-eight skippers, registered and qualified, whilst ‘just’ twenty sailors took the start in 2012. As a result, we’re set to be close to or equal to the 2008 record (thirty skippers at the start)!
Posted on 29 Jul