May 10, 2014
WASHINGTON - Georgetown University sailor Nevin Snow (San Diego, Calif./Cathedral Catholic) has been selected by US Sailing to represent the United States as skipper at the inaugural International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Youth Match Racing World Championship from July 22 through July 27 in Helsinki, Finland. Snow helped lead the Hoyas to a 2013 Intercollegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) Match Race National Championship last November.
The 2014 Youth Match Racing Worlds will include teams from 16 countries, with sailors all under 23 years old. Racing will be in J/80's. Snow's team for the championship will be Jake La Dow of St. Mary's College, Graham of Yale University, fellow Hoya Katia Da Silva (East Greenwich, R.I./Portsmouth Abbey) and John Wallace of St. Mary's College.
As preparation for the Worlds, Snow's team intends to compete in the Governor's Cup, an international youth match race in Newport Beach, Calif., and in the World University Games on Lake Garda in Italy.
The Georgetown University sailing team has qualified for all three spring national championships: women's, team racing and fleet racing. The national championships will be held at the Naval Academy and St. Mary's College from May 27 through June 6 in Annapolis, Md.