ICSA News



Austin, Texas (May 27, 2012) – The Intercollegiate Sailing Association’s (ICSA) three national championships, Sperry Top-Sider/ICSA Women’s National Semi-Final and Final Championship, ICSA/APS Team Race National Championship, and the ICSA/Gill Dinghy National Championship commence Wednesday, May 30 with the Women’s event, which will last for four days immediately followed by the Team Race Championship on June 3 and the Dinghy Championship on June 6, each lasting for three days. All of the events will be sailed in Club Flying Juniors (CFJs). These exciting events are the highest caliber regattas in the collegiate sailing year and are the culmination of two seasons of intense competition.

Minneapolis, Minn. (May 25, 2012) – The Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) recently honored five individuals for their contributions to the sport of college sailing by inducting them into the ICSA Hall of Fame. William “Luke” Cragin (Flower Mound, Texas) was recognized with the James Rousmaniere Award for student leadership and Ryan Sanduleak Lee (San Diego, Calif.) received honorable mention for the student leadership award;Gary A. Jobson (Annapolis, Md.) was honored with the Lifetime Service Award; Gerard T. Coleman, Commander USN Ret., P.E. (Galveston, Texas) and Andrew Johnson (Kaneohe, Hawaii) were both awarded the Graham Hall Award for Outstanding Service by a college sailing professional; andPeter Johns (Osterville, Mass.) was awarded Outstanding Service by a volunteer.

Honolulu, HI (April 21, 2012) – At the Annual General Meeting of the Pacific Coast Collegiate Sailing Conference in April the Board of Directors nominated and unanimously approved the University of Hawaii Sailing Team Coach, Andrew Johnson, as the recipient of the 2012 Richard H. Lough Memorial Service Award. This award is for extraordinary service to collegiate sailing within the Pacific Coast Collegiate Sailing Conference. Richard Lough, while a graduate student at U.C. Berkeley in the 1940’s, helped to start the Pacific Coast Intercollegiate Yacht Racing Association (now PCCSC).

Information for the 2012 Semi-finals hosted at the Naval Academy can be found at http://2012semis.collegesailing.org


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Below are the proposed Agenda and Committee Reports/Proposals for our meeting on January 14. Also attached a is proxy form for board members who will not be in attendance at the meeting.

The 2011 Intercollegiate Sailing Association Match Race Nationals took place Friday, November 18 – Sunday, November 20 co-hosted by California Maritime Academy and St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco. The racing took place out of St. Francis Yacht Clubin San Francisco Bay in front of the Golden Gate Bridge. The three-day event saw a number of different weather conditions including light wind, rain and strong current. The event included ten teams representing all seven ICSA conferences across the nation. The regatta was sailed in J22sand each team had one skipper and two crewmembers on their boats. Match racing involves just two boats racing against each other at a time utilizing both course tactics and boat-to-boat tactics.

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