Friday, 11/08/2013 1:17 am
2013-2014 ICSA/LASERPERFORMANCE SINGLEHANDED NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS SET TO BEGIN
Minneapolis, Minn. (November 7, 2013) – The Intercollegiate Sailing Association (ICSA)/ LaserPerformance Men’s and Women’s Singlehanded National Championships, hosted by Brown University and Salve Regina University are set to begin Friday, November 8th thru Sunday, November 10th in Newport, RI.
The championships include the top 18 men and 18 women singlehanded sailors in the nation. At least one male and female sailor has qualified from each of the seven collegiate sailing conferences to compete in the prestigious event. The regatta will be based out of Sail Newport and racing will take place on Narragansett Bay between Rose and Goat Island on Windward/Leeward courses with three, four or five legs.
LaserPerformance is providing a fleet of new full rig Lasers for the men’s event and a fleet of new Laser Radials for the women’s event. Marlow Ropes, the Official Rope Sponsor of College Sailing, is also giving each competitor a top of the line mainsheet to keep.
The men will be competing for the Glen S. Foster Trophy, awarded to the first place finisher. The trophy is given in appreciation of Glen S. Foster for his interest in collegiate sailing and devotion to singlehanded competition, particularly in the Finn class. The second place finisher in the men’s event will receive the George Griswold Trophy, given in honor of George Griswold for more than three decades of service to Intercollegiate Sailing as long time Graduate Secretary of MCSA, former ICSA Secretary, ICSA Eligibility Chairman, and member of the ICSA Hall of Fame.
The women will be competing for the Janet Lutz Trophy, awarded to the first place finisher, in honor of the former Athletic Director at Pembroke College who played a major role in the early growth of New England women’s sailing.
Great racing is expected on Narragansett Bay this weekend. Competitors will report at 8 a.m. Friday morning with racing set to begin at 11 a.m.
To learn more about the event, the competitors and find results visit the event website: http://2013singlehanded.collegesailing.org/.
Results will be updated in real time on the College Sailing results site: http://scores.collegesailing.org/.
The Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) is the governing authority for sailing competition at colleges and universities throughout the United States and in some parts of Canada. Visit www.collegesailing.org to learn more. The ICSA/LaserPerformance Singlehanded National Championships is sponsored by LaserPerformance (www.laserperformance.com). Marlow Ropes (http://www.marlowropes.com/) is the Official Rope of College Sailing.
Jennifer Vandemoer Mitchell