Austin, Texas (April 26, 2013) – Audiences will watch live as the top young athletes in the nation compete for college sailing’s highest honors at the spring national championships this May. Chris Love Productions will be on site at the Magnuson Hotel Marina Cove in St. Petersburg, Fla. to provide video highlights throughout the final two days of the Sperry Top-Sider / ICSA Women’s Nationals and live streaming video coverage during the final two days of the ICSA / APS Team Race Nationals. This year’s video coverage is provided by LaserPerformance as part of the company’s long term support of college sailing.
“We realize the powerful impact of college sailing on young sailors in North America, many of whom will go on to compete in the Americas Cup, Olympics and other important sailing events. This is one part of LaserPerformance’s strategy to help shape the next generation of sailors,” said LaserPerformance Chairman Bill Crane. LaserPerformance has signed on as College Sailing’s media sponsor for the next seven national championship events.
Looking to repeat the success of last year’s live show from Austin, TX, Chris Love Productions is gearing up for another full blown television-style broadcast of team racing. This year’s guest commentator is Zeke Horowitz, a 2012 graduate from the College of Charleston, who led his team to win the ICSA / APS Team Race National Championship last spring. Video highlights from the women’s event will also be available online throughout the final two days of racing, for a nearly-real-time video experience.
In addition to the video coverage provided by Chris Love Productions and LaserPerformance, volunteers from hosts Eckerd College and University of South Florida will provide live updates from the racing venue throughout all ten days of women’s, team racing and coed competition beginning May 21, 2013.
All live media will be made available free of charge using Livestream, the same platform used by the Volvo Ocean Race and the World Match Race Tour: www.new.livestream.com/collegesailingnationals
College Sailing Spring Nationals Regatta Schedule:
May 21–24 Sperry Top-Sider / ICSA Women’s National Semifinals and Championship
Video highlights May 23–24
May 25–27 ICSA / APS Team Race Nationals
Live streaming video May 26–27
May 28–30 ICSA / Gill Coed Nationals
Television broadcast on ESPNU at a later date
About Chris Love Productions — Chris Love Productions is the official live media producer of the 2013 Spring Nationals. Founded by Chris Love in July of 2011, Chris Love Productions specializes in live and recorded video products for the sailing industry. To see more of the Chris Love Productions portfolio, visit www.chrisloveproductions.com.
About the Intercollegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) — The ICSA is the governing authority for sailing competition at colleges and universities throughout the United States and in some parts of Canada. The ICSA has grown to include over 230 active colleges, and racing occurs on every weekend during fall and spring seasons. For more information, visit: www.collegesailing.org.
About LaserPerformance — LaserPerformance is the world’s largest producer of small sailboats and proudly promotes the sailing community. LaserPerformance boats are designed and built to meet the needs of all sailors. LaserPerformance proudly many sailboats including: Laser, Sunfish Pico, Bug, Club FJ, Club 420, Vanguard 15, and Vapor Optimist. LaserPerformance is celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the Sunfish. For more information, visit: www.laserperformance.com.