North Sails NEWS
Cougars were on the prowl this year taking 2/3 National Titles and the Overall Leonard M. Fowle Trophy
A solid finish to a week in Charleston, SC at the 2017 ICSA College Sailing Nationals! North Sails is proud to sponsor the 2017 College National Championships consisting of Women’s Semifinals/Finals, Team Racing, and Coed Semifinals/Finals. We would like to congratulate the following teams for their honorable achievements and hard work throughout the week at the 2017 National Championships.
Hats off to Yale for taking 1st in the Women’s Finals, winning the Gerard C. Miller Trophy, Boston College for taking second overall, winning the Kleckner Trophy, and the U.S. Coast Guard for placing 3rd overall, coming down to the last race to win the Ann Campbell Trophy.
Special congrats to Erika Reineke, women’s A-division skipper for Boston College, for earning the Women’s College Sailor of the Year trophy after her fantastic performance throughout the week. Her teamwork, leadership, and sportsmanship over the past 4 years prove hard work really does pay off. Way to go!
Special Awards were also given to the winner of both A and B divisions in the Women’s Finals. Winner of A Division was Boston College, taking home the Madeline Cup. Winner of Division B, Yale, took home the Judy Lawson Trophy.
The College of Charleston Cougars were unstoppable at the Team Racing Championships, winning 21 out of 25 total races, with an 84% total average. They took home the Walter Cromwell Wood Bowl this year, breaking Yale’s 4-year winning streak and taking the title!
When it came down to the Coed Finals, College of Charleston did not disappoint on their home turf, taking home the Henry Morss Memorial Trophy for the overall National Championship win. Yale was close behind, winning the Oxford University Yacht Club Trophy, and Dartmouth was awarded the Metropolitan Sailing League Trophy for third place.
Coed Division winners were also recognized, with the Robert M. Allen Jr. Trophy awarded to Dartmouth College’s B-division team, and College of Charleston’s A-division team receiving the Robert M. Allen Sr. Trophy.
Finally, the Leonard M. Fowle Trophy. The Fowle Trophy is determined by results earned throughout the 2016-2017 sailing season, including the Women’s Singlehanded, Men’s Singlehanded, Intermediate Match Race, Women’s Semifinals/Finals, Team Race Overall, and Coed Semifinals/Finals regattas. Again the College of Charleston Cougars have risen to the occasion and achieved the ultimate season goal; the overall 2017 ICSA College Nationals win! Cougar sailors everywhere, including fans and alumni, are proud to have the Fowle Trophy displayed at the CofC Sailing Center for the year ahead, representing their amazing performance across the board throughout the 2016-2017 college sailing season. Congrats Cougars!