PCCSC News


Posts from September 2018

***Burnes and Episalla are the NEISA Coed Sailors of the Week***

***White, Clarke, and Genthner are the NEISA Women’s Sailors of the Week***

The Mid-Atlantic Conference single handed championship, the Carl Van Duyne Trophy was held at the US Naval Academy in provided boats. The top five finishers of the 18 boat regatta would move on to sail the national championship in Michigan, November 2-4.

A freshman, Leo Boucher of St. Mary’s college took the event in the late stages of Sunday, edging Thomas McCann ‘22 of Georgetown and Charles Carraway ‘22 of Hobart. Boucher started slow with 23 points after the first 3 races. However, Mr. Boucher recovered impressively, finishing in the top-5 in 11 of the final 12 races sailed, including three first place finishes. Boucher finished with 51 points. McCann and Carraway finished with 55 and 56 respectively.

Ten races were sailed for both men and women in the PCCSC Singlehanded Championships. After a slight delay to make sure that all competitors made it to the sailing site, sailors launched at 11am for a full day of sailing. The racecourse was set on the Emeryville Flats, just east of Treasure Island.

Conditions ranged from 10 knots at the beginning of the day to a steady 15, before backing to the low double-digits for the final races - a phenomenal day for sailing on San Francisco Bay.

As light and variable conditions were afflicting dinghy sailing on the east coast, sailors strong and determined enough to be proficient in the Laser Radial and Laser Full Rig classes had their sights set on a berth at two of College Sailing’s 6 National Championships. The two events, Men’s and Women’s Singlehanded Championships, hosted by Hope College and Grand Valley State University, will sail either in Macatawa Bay, a small bay in Holland Michigan or on the eastern shore of Lake Michigan, November second through the fourth. Needless to say, the conditions expected on Lake Michigan in November likely will add to the already hardcore nature of the Laser- a singlehanded boat stripped down so that the college athlete has no one to turn to as they face the elements.

**Marshall is the NEISA Coed Sailor of the Week***

***Nordstrom is the NEISA Women’s Sailor of the Week***

Cambridge, MA (September 13, 2018) – The Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) has named its 2017-18 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 2017-18 academic year.

***Gearon and Pline are the NEISA Coed Sailors of the Week***

***Haig, Caso, and McGoldrick are the NEISA Women’s Sailors of the Week***

The College Sailing season is upon us and with it came the end of summer as hot, sticky air was replaced by cool conditions reminding sailors of moments preparing in the boat park, listening to halyards rattle as anxieties heighten. Hopefully you are as excited as I am.

This newest edition of the College Sailing season comes with a new adjusted schedule that begins with three weeks largely consisting of intraconference regattas that, perhaps, will make new feel like old.