April 2008

College Sailors Spring Forward To ICSA National Championships

NORFOLK, Va. — Less than two weeks after clocks were set ahead to usher in Daylight Savings Time, the sun officially signaled the beginning of spring.  Those milestones on the calendar are irrelevant, however, to college sailors who have already passed the halfway mark of the spring sailing season, which they hope will end in Newport, R.I., at the 2008 Intercollegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) National Championships.

From May 30 through June 4, the best college sailors in North America will race for three titles: the ICSA Women's National Championship (May 26-28), the ICSA/APS Team Race National Championship (May 30-June 1), and the ICSA/Gill Coed National Championship (June 2-4).

New York Yacht Club’s Harbour Court will be headquarters for the championships, with competitors utilizing the Museum of Yachting’s boat basin at Fort Adams State Park for their boat rotations.

Racing will take place south of Rose Island and west of Goat Island, which will offer spectators several vantage points from which to view the action.  New York Yacht Club will host the championships — all three to be sailed in 420s — along with Brown University (Providence, R.I.) and Salve Regina University (Newport, R.I.).

ICSA is the governing authority for sailing competition at colleges and universities throughout the United States and in some parts of Canada.  To learn more please visit: www.collegesailing.org

ICSA is sponsored by Gill, Annapolis Performance Sailing, Marlow Ropes, Quantum Sails and Laser Performance.