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#5 Charleston women win Navy Fall; #8 HWS and #14 St. Mary’s show strength; The Pacific Coast and the Mid-Atlantic qualify for Singlehanded Nationals

#5 College of Charleston women won the Jen Harris Navy Fall Women's Regatta after 17 races sailed in each of the 3 divisions. The lone, three division women’s regatta featured a laser radial division (C-Division). A regatta hosted by the United States Naval Academy, in a choppy southerly, the Cougar Ladies showed their strength. The victory, despite a 4th place finish in A-Division and a 2nd place finish in the laser division, was largely attributed to the Cougar’s B-Division boat of Paris Henken, Annacel Carrington and Elizabeth Mignon. The all-junior-boat, after starting the event with a 10th place finish, strung nothing but top-10s throughout the remainder of the event, including 13 top-3 finishes. They won a competitive B-Division fleet decisively with 51 points in 17 races, 35 points ahead of the next closest boat.

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#6 College of Charleston won the 75th edition of the Danmark Trophy, held at the Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut. The Danmark, traditionally, is one of the most competitive interconference regattas of the fall season. Scheduled at the beginning of October, it marks the beginning of autumn and the period where the chips start to hit the table with Conference Championships looming at the end of the month.

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#13 Dartmouth College won the St. Mary's Fall Interconference with impressive performances in both divisions. Sailed at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, the event marked MAISA’s second major intersectional as the fall season is now in full swing. Many of the nation’s top teams were in attendance and the fleets were mostly filled with college sailing veterans. Dartmouth was one such team, sporting a tandem in A and B-Divisions that may be the Big Green’s top squad.

“The racing was tricky, with pressure filling from the edges and many of the common moves toward consolidating and centering up not as beneficial as normal,” said Dartmouth’s head coach, Justin Assad. “Our team was able to start cleanly most of the time, and focused on being patient and balanced sailing the long tack with finding the next pressure.”

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Hurricane Irma has devastated the tropical communities of Florida and the island offshore, especially the Virgin Islands, home to many past, present and future college sailors. The presence of such sailors does not simply exist as a large portion of our tight-knit college sailing community, but represents the strength of the organization. With Hurricane Maria looming, our island friends need our thoughts and support.

While the Intercollegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) regular season has kicked off, the Stu Nelson Interconference regatta is the first major women’s Interconference of the Fall Season. Sailed on the Thames River, the banks of Connecticut College, the venue can be extremely challenging anytime the breeze clicks away from straight up and down. Being the first big regatta of the women’s season, many of the great women in college were elsewhere. However, results from this event helps set the scene for what we can expect on the women’s sailing front this season in college sailing.

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After a summer of rest, coaching gigs and internships, sailors return to their respective schools and look to the water, the 2017 ICSA Fall Season is upon us. With regattas starting in early September and ending in mid-November, spanning from coast to coast, the Intercollegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) will sanction hundreds of regattas just this fall alone.

With so many quality regattas slated for the upcoming weeks, including singlehanded and match racing national championships, this Fall will prove to be an exciting one. All three fall national championships will be held in SAISA. The ICSA Match Racing National Championship will be held at the College of Charleston, in South Carolina, host of last spring’s championships. The Men’s and Women’s Singlehanded Nationals will take place in St. Petersburg, Florida. These three national championships help set the tone for the season, coupled with a women’s and coed fleet racing season which culminates in the Coed and Women’s Atlantic Coast Championships, held at SUNY Maritime College in New York and Connecticut College in Connecticut College respectively.

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CAMBRIDGE, MASS. (August 18, 2017) – The Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) has named its 2016-17 All-Academic Sailing Team. The All-Academic Sailing Team recognizes collegiate sailors who have achieved excellence in national and inter-conference competition as well as excelling at the highest academic level for the 2016-17 academic year.

The criteria for the honorees are that he or she must be a Junior or Senior, have at least a 3.3 cumulative GPA or higher on a 4.0 scale, and be a starter or key reserve in at least seven university sponsored regattas.

A seven-person committee comprised of representatives from conferences in the ICSA evaluates the nominated sailors. This year’s All-Academic Team is comprised of 223 members.


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.