The Intercollegiate Sailing Association’s (ICSA) three spring national championships, Sperry College Sailing Women’s National Semifinal and Final Championships, LaserPerformance College Sailing Team Race National Championship, and the Gill College Sailing National Semifinal and Final Championships commence in one week on Tuesday, May 22. The Women’s event will last for four days immediately followed by the Team Race championship on May 26, lasting for three days and the Coed championship on May 29, lasting for four days.
The three events will be hosted by Old Dominion University at the ODU Sailing Center in Norfolk, Va. These championships are the culmination of two seasons of intense competition and include the top schools from across the nation vying for the championship titles. Immediately following the racing for each of the regattas there will be a trophy ceremony honoring the top finishers.
#2 College of Charleston’s senior and ICSA College Sailor of the Year frontrunner, Stefano Peschiera won the Laser Performance Men's Singlehanded Nationals in impressive fashion. A regatta, stacked with talent, showcased three previous champions, including Peschiera himself, who won the event as a freshman in 2014. Posting a scoreline with one race outside the top-7 positions, Peschiera walked away from the competition regardless of its strength. Mr. Peschiera finished with 50 points after 12 races, including 5 races inside the top-3. With only the Atlantic Coast Championship left to sail, Peschiera has put together a compelling campaign, winning his conference championship, A-Division at the Danmark Trophy and now the Singlehanded Nationals.
Congratulations to Stefano Peschiera (Senior, College of Charleston) and Sophia Reineke (Freshman, Boston College) who won the Men's and Women's Laser Performance Singlehanded National Championships this weekend sailed in St. Petersburg, FL.
The 2017 College Sailing Singlehanded National Championships on November 4-5 will be hosted by St. Petersburg Yacht Club and University of South Florida St. Petersburg at St. Petersburg, FL.
The top 18 men and top 18 women singlehanded college sailors have qualified, based on quotas, through the seven national conferences and will compete in provided new full rig Lasers (men) and Laser Radials (women) on Tampa Bay.
Four of the top five from the 2016 Men's Nationals have returned, with Scott Rasmussen '20 (Boston College) looking to defend the title over Gerald Williams '19 (College of Charleston),
Nicholas Baird '19 (Yale University), and Stefano Peschiera '18 (College of Charleston).
While 2016 Women's Nationals winner Erika Reineke '17 (Boston College) has graduated, the rest of the top four from last year are ready to take over from the 4-time winner. Haddon Hughes '19 (Georgetown University) had won the 2015 title, but to win again she must topple rivals Kelly-Ann Arrindell '20 (College of Charleston), Lindsey Baab '18 (Brown University), and Dana Rohde '18 (U. S. Coast Guard Academy).
At an awards ceremony following racing for the Gill Coed National Championship, the honors for the Marlow Ropes College Sailor of the Year, Robert H. Hobbs Sportsmanship Award and the Leonard M. Fowle Trophy for the Best Overall Team were presented. The names of the winners will be added to the ICSA Hall of Fame display located in the Robert Crown Center at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.
Today was the last day of the Gill Coed Dinghy National Championship, hosted by the College of Charleston. This is the final of three high caliber spring college sailing national championships that were run on the Cooper River in Charleston Harbor. After four days of intense competition the College of Charleston has won the national title and the Henry A. Morss Memorial Trophy on their home waters.
The first day of finals racing in the Gill Coed Dinghy National Championship began today hosted by the College of Charleston on the Cooper River in Charleston Harbor. The top eighteen college teams in the nation advanced from the previous two days of racing in the semifinals to make it to this event and compete for the Henry A. Morss Memorial Trophy.
Today was the second and final day of the semifinals for the Gill Coed National Championship, hosted by the College of Charleston. The top 36 college sailing teams in the nation have been sailing on the Cooper River in Charleston Harbor, for 18 spots in the championship finals, which begin tomorrow, Thursday, June 1. The top nine teams from each of the semifinal fleets make up the 18 teams who have qualified to compete in the finals.
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (May 30, 2017) – Today was the first day of the Gill College Sailing Coed National Championship Semifinals, hosted by the College of Charleston and the South Atlantic Intercollegiate Sailing Conference. The top 36 college sailing teams in the nation are vying for 18 spots in the championship finals, which will begin on Thursday, June 1.
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (May 28, 2017) – Racing was completed today in the LaserPerformance Team Race National Championship on the Cooper River hosted by the College of Charleston. This is the second of three-spring college sailing national championships. The regatta wrapped up a day early due to a bad forecast for Monday, which looks stormy with light winds. The race officials pushed to complete the regatta today. The top sixteen collegiate team racing teams in the nation competed for the national title and the Walter C. Wood Trophy and home team College of Charleston won the title.
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (May 27, 2017) – Today was the first day of racing for the LaserPerformance College Sailing Team Race National Championship on the Cooper River in Charleston Harbor hosted by the College of Charleston. Sixteen of the best college teams across the nation qualified to compete in this event for the Walter C. Wood Trophy, awarded to the winning team.
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (May 26, 2017) – The Quantum Women’s Sailor of the Year and Women’s All-American and Honorable Mention were announced during an awards presentation at the Sperry Women’s National Championship at the J. Stewart Walker Sailing Center home of the championships hosts College of Charleston Sailing Team.
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (May 26, 2017) – Today was the last day of racing for the Sperry Women’s National Championship Finals hosted by the College of Charleston. The top eighteen women’s collegiate teams in the nation raced for the Gerald C. Miller Trophy and Yale University took the win.
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (May 25, 2017) – The Sperry Women’s National Championship continued today on the Cooper River in Charleston Harbor, hosted by College of Charleston. Eighteen collegiate teams advanced from the previous two days of competition in the semifinals to make it to the finals racing. The teams are vying for the national title and the Gerald C. Miller Trophy.
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (May 24, 2017) – Racing continued today on the Cooper River in Charleston Harbor in the second day of the Sperry Women’s Semifinals. Thirty-six collegiate sailing teams from across the nation qualified to compete in these semifinals to determine the top 18 teams who will advance to the finals, which begin tomorrow at 10 a.m. The 36 teams are divided into two fleets of 18 teams, Western and Eastern Semifinal groups, the top nine from each fleet will make up the 18 teams who compete in the final championship.