NEISA News

Eight Bells: Jeffrey Knowles, Brown ‘10
June 08, 2018

Jeff Knowles, who incurred a kite boarding accident on San Francisco Bay which kept him underwater for at least 10 minutes, succumbed to his injuries early on June 7.

Jeff grew up sailing at Ida Lewis Yacht Club in Newport, RI and competed in regattas around the country. He sailed on the St George’s high school team and was named an All-State Sailor before joining the Brown University Sailing Team where he became Team Captain, an honorable mention All-American, and an Academic All-American. He relocated to California to attend UC San Francisco to pursue a PhD in Neuroscience.

“Jeff passed away at far too young an age,” shared Dan Rabin, Brown University Assistant Sailing Coach. “I coached Jeff in sailing at Brown University, where he graduated in 2010. He was an incredibly free spirit both on and off the water. I’ve never seen anyone quite like him.

2018 College Sailing All-American Announcement Update
June 05, 2018

NORFOLK, V.A. (June 5, 2018) – In a previous release on June 2, the ICSA All-Americans were announced and there has been a correction to the listing. Wade Waddell (Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.), Boston College ‘19 is an ICSA Honorable Mention Coed All-American Skipper, he was previously listed as an ICSA Coed All-American Skipper.

Listed are the names and corrected list of the All-American Coed Skippers, Crews and Honorable Mentions.

2018 Marlow Ropes College Sailor of the Year, Fowle Trophy, Hobbs Sportsmanship and All-American Honors Announced
June 02, 2018

At an awards ceremony following racing for the Gill College Sailing Coed National Championship, the honors for the Marlow Ropes College Sailor of the Year, Robert H. Hobbs Sportsmanship Award sponsored by US Sailing 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.
 
The Everett B. Morris Trophy is awarded annually to the Marlow Ropes College Sailor of the Year for outstanding performance at the highest level of sailing in the collegiate year. The trophy is named in memory of a distinguished journalist who spent more than 30 years, as a yachting writer and editor. This year there were two finalists for the prestigious award: Stephano Peschiera (Lima, Peru), College of Charleston ’18 and Greiner Hobbs (Tampa, Fla.), Hobart and William Smith Colleges ’18.

MIT Wins Gill College Sailing Coed National Championship
June 01, 2018

Today was the last day of the Gill Coed National Championship. This is the final of three high caliber spring college sailing national championships that were run on the Elizabeth River, hosted by Old Dominion University. After four days of challenging conditions and competition the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has won the national title and the Henry A. Morss Memorial Trophy.
 
The sailors arrived to very little wind this morning and had a slight delay before racing began in about 5-8 knots from the southwest. It was a hot and sunny day and the winds did lighten up off and on, so the sailors had some more delays through the day and a wind shift to the northwest.


Today was the last day of racing for the Sperry Women’s National Championship Finals hosted by Old Dominion University. The top eighteen women’s collegiate teams in the nation raced for the Gerald C. Miller Trophy and Boston College took the win.
 
Racing began at 10 a.m. in sunny, hot and humid conditions. Temperatures stayed in the 80s. The winds were from the south oscillating on the course around 6-10 knots. There were a number of general recalls today with the sailors eager to start and shifting winds. Racing wrapped up around 2:30 pm.




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 College Sailing Women’s National Championship at the Old Dominion Sailing Center.
 
The Quantum Women’s Sailor of the Year is awarded annually to an individual who has performed at the highest level of competition in district and national championships. The ICSA All-America committee evaluates with great detail all of the finalists’ results and calculates the winner.




The Sperry Women’s National Championship continued today on the Elizabeth River, hosted by Old Dominion University. 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.
 
Racing got underway around 10 a.m. and the temperatures heated up into the 80s under sunny skies. The winds were from the north and northeast today, which is different from the previous two days of racing and it brought a variety of conditions. At times the wind was light around 4-6 knots and at others it was steady around 8-12 knots.




Racing continued today on the Elizabeth River out of the Old Dominion Sailing Center 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.

Today the Eastern and Western fleets sailed in FJs and Z420s on windward leeward courses with four legs. B-division completed six races today and A-division completed 4 for a total of 12 races for the regatta in both divisions and fleets.



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Date Event Location Documents
10/13-14 Stoney Burke Intersectional CAL/TISC
11/2-4 LaserPerformance Singlehanded National Championship HOP/GVS
3/16-17 Southern New England Team Race CC
3/23-24 Duplin Women’s Team Raace TUFT
3/23-24 Friis Trophy Team Race RWU
3/30-1 Lynne Marchiando Team Race MIT
3/30-1 Dellenbaugh Women’s Trophy BROWN
4/6-7 Emily Wick Women’s Trophy YALE
4/6-7 J/70 Open Promotional Regatta CGA
4/13-14 Women’s Team Race National Invite BROWN
4/13-14 President’s Trophy BU
4/13-14 Thompson Trophy CC
4/20-21 Boston Dinghy Club Challenge Cup HARVARD/MIT
4/20-21 George E. Morris Trophy BU
4/27-28 Argus Class J/70 Open Promotional
5/21-22 Sperry Women’s Semifinals SAIL NWPT
5/23-24 Sperry Women’s Finals SAIL NWPT
5/25-27 LaserPerformance Team Race Nationals SAIL NWPT
5/28-29 Gill Coed Semifinals SAIL NWPT
5/30-31 Gill Coed Finals SAIL NWPT
Date Event Location Results
5/29-1 Gill Coed National Championship ODU
5/26-28 LaserPerformance Team Race National Championship ODU
5/22-25 Sperry Women’s National Championship ODU
1/6-7 Rose Bowl Regatta USC
12/30-31 Sugar Bowl Southern YC/Tulane
12/30-31 Sugar Bowl Women’s Southern YC/Tulane
11/11-12 Atlantic Coast Tournament
11/11-12 Atlantic Coast Women’s CC
11/11-12 Atlantic Coast Dinghies Fiske-Harriman-Sleigh Trophies NY Maritime
11/10-12 2017-2018 ICSA Match Race National Championship 45th Shields Trophy CofC
11/4-5 ICSA LaserPerformance Singlehanded National Championship USF
10/28-29 Freshman Interconference Regatta / Nickerson Trophy TUFTS
10/21-22 Hoyt Trophy BROWN
10/21-22 **PROMOTIONAL** Small Keelboat Invitational Scrimmage
10/21-22 Kathryn Hammond Coed Interconference TEX
10/21-22 Mrs. Hurst Women’s DART
10/14-15 Robert Cary-Allen Price Memorial MICH
10/14-15 Capt Hurst Bowl DART
10/14-15 Yale Women’s Interconference YALE
10/14-15 Truxtun Umsted NAVY