May 14, 2012
Annapolis, Md. -
EIGHTEEN TEAMS QUALIFY FOR COLLEGE SAILING'S NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS
The Boston College sailing team was won of 36 college sailing teams which competed this past weekend for the Intercollegiate Sailing Association's (ICSA) National Championship Semi-Finals at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD.
The semifinals were divided into two fleets, Eastern and Western each comprised of 18 teams from schools across the nation. The top nine schools in each fleet qualify to compete in the Gill/ICSA Coed Dinghy National Championship Finals June 6-8 in Austin, Texas.
Fourteen races were completed in both the Eastern and Western Semi-Finals on Windward/Leeward courses with the fleets rotating each day in 420s and FJs.
High winds delayed the competition until 10 a.m. on Saturday. Sunday brought better conditions for the sailors. The wind started from a northerly direction, but eventually shifted to the South-Southwest and built throughout the day to more than 12 mph by the afternoon.
Boston College finished fifth in the Western Division behind Miami, Yale, Harvard and SUNY Maritime. For Boston College it was a successful day, as senior Briana Provancha drove on Sunday, it was her first Coed regatta as a driver. She helped us secure a berth at the Coed Nationals Finals.
Georgetown was first in the Eastern Division, followed by Roger Williams, Stanford, College of Charleston and ODU.
Next up for all the teams is the Gill/ICSA Coed National Championships hosted by the University of Texas and Austin Yacht Club, June 6-8.
For additional regatta information and results visit the event website: http://2012semis.collegesailing.org/. Follow the action live on the ICSA Twitter feed: @collegesailing.