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Annapolis, Md. (May 28, 2014) – Racing continued today on the Severn River at the U.S. Naval Academy in the second day of the Sperry Top-Sider Women’s Semi-Finals. Twenty-eight collegiate sailing teams from across the nation qualified to compete in these semi-finals to determine the top 18 teams who will advance to the finals, which begin tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. The 28 teams are divided into two fleets of 14 teams, Western and Eastern Semi-Final groups, the top nine from each fleet will make up the 18 teams who compete in the final.
Today the fleets swapped the type of boats that they were sailing from yesterday, so the Western fleet sailed in Z420s and the Eastern fleet sailed in FJs. The courses were again windward leeward with four legs.
Annapolis, Md. (May 27, 2014) – The 2014 Intercollegiate Sailing Association’s series of National Championships began today on the Severn River in Annapolis, Md. at the U.S. Naval Academy with the Sperry Top-Sider Women’s Semi-Final Championship. The semi-finals are the precursor and qualifying event for the Women’s National Championship slated to begin Thursday, May 29 at 9:30 a.m.
Annapolis, Md. (May 23, 2014) – The Intercollegiate Sailing Association’s (ICSA) three national championships, Sperry Top-Sider Women’s National Semi-Final and Final Championship, APS Team Race National Championship, and the Gill Coed Dinghy National Semi-Final and Final Championship commence Tuesday, May 27. The Women’s event will last for four days immediately followed by the Team Race Championship on May 31, lasting for three days and the Coed Championship on June 3, lasting for four days. The events will be sailed in LaserPerformance Z420s – a new lighter and stiffer style 420 – and Club Flying Juniors (CFJs). The U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. and St. Mary’s College of Maryland in St. Mary’s City, Md. will be sharing the hosting duties for the three events. 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.
The Nautical Channel has agreed to be an official media provider for College Sailing. The Nautical Channel has 20 million subscribers and is in 40 countries. In the US, it is on the Dish Network. They have agreed to use content that we provide in there weekly NC Sports show. In 2013 NC Sports featured stories on the Singlehanded Championships and the Dinghy Semifinals. All they need from college sailing is the videos. We hope to crowd source content. Danielle Richards has set up an easy way to upload video to a drop box. In addition to the video a short document containing a regatta summary should be included and what the video is of. This is a great chance to engage your Sports Information offices and media services, or just put all of that team race video you are taking to use. Go Pro video can work well. We can also use this mechanism to share files with other media like Chalktalk. Files will be purged after about 2 weeks. Let’s show off college sailing!
Nautical Channel will partner with Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) to bring top college sailing regattas to a US and international audience.
ICSA consists of seven regional conferences covering the U.S. and parts of Canada. Sailing is the most co-educational of all college sports, and its best participants number significantly among Olympic medalists, America’s Cup competitors, International Grand Prix Circuit sailors, Volvo Ocean Race sailors, and Bacardi Race Series sailors. These are events in which Nautical Channel stands apart and brings to the world.
By using student and professional broadcast media packages, student athletes, coaches, professors, alumni as well as athletic departments are telling their competitive sailing story on Nautical Channel. A “video crowd-sourcing” server is being used allowing sailing colleges to easily upload news stories with footage, photos, and information. Selected content is then aired on the Nautical Channel in over 45 countries and in four languages.
St. Petersburg, Fla. (November 24, 2013) – The Intercollegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) Match Race National Championship for the Cornelius Shields, Sr. Trophy was completed today after three days of racing. The event began on Friday, November 22 and was hosted by the St. Petersburg Yacht Club and the University of South Florida. Competitors sailed out of the St. Petersburg Sailing Center and racing took place on Tampa Bay.
Minneapolis, Minn. (November 21, 2013) – The Intercollegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) Match Race National Championship for the Cornelius Shields, Sr. Trophy, is set to begin tomorrow, Friday, November 22 and will last through Sunday, November 24. The event is hosted by the St. Petersburg Yacht Club and racing will take place in Tampa Bay.
Minneapolis, Minn. (November 10, 2013) – The Intercollegiate Sailing Association (ICSA)/LaserPerformance Men’s and Women’s Singlehanded National Championships, hosted by Brown University and Salve Regina University, wrapped today in Newport, RI. The championships included the top 18 men and 18 women singlehanded sailors in the nation. The event was held out of Sail Newport and sailors competed on windward/leeward courses with four legs on Narragansett Bay.
(PLYMOUTH, MA) – British manufacturer Marlow Ropes and the Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association of North America have announced a partnership through the 2015 college sailing season whereby Marlow will become the Official Rope of College Sailing and will be presenting sponsor of the newly named Marlow Ropes College Sailor of the Year Award. Each spring, this award will recognize the top performer in intercollegiate sailing for the previous fall and spring seasons. The 2013 recipient was College of Charleston’s Juan Maegli.
Minneapolis, Minn. (November 7, 2013) – The Intercollegiate Sailing Association (ICSA)/ LaserPerformance Men’s and Women’s Singlehanded National Championships, hosted by Brown University and Salve Regina University are set to begin Friday, November 8th thru Sunday, November 10th in Newport, RI.