June 3, 2012
Austin, Texas (June 2, 2012) – Today was the last day of racing for the Sperry Top-Sider/ICSA Women’s National Championship on Lake Travis in Austin, Texas, co-hosted by the University of Texas Sailing Team and the Austin Yacht Club. Eighteen women’s collegiate teams raced for the Gerald C. Miller Trophy and Boston College came away with the victory.
The competitors arrived to nice breeze and partly cloudy skies, a pleasant change from the last three days of racing where wind was a scarcity at times. Winds were coming from the south-southeast at around 12-14 knots at the start of the day and as racing got underway around 9 a.m. CDT, the winds fluctuated between 8-12 knots.
The race committee was able to run seven races today in both A and B-divisions completing the championship with 13 races total in A and B over the three days of the regatta.
While there was more wind today, gusts up to 14-16 knots from a southeasterly direction, the same shifts—long persistent shifts—like the previous days, moved across the course. The shifts could last for a whole upwind or downwind leg and if the sailors were not in phase with them they could gain or lose places quickly depending on which side of the course they were on.
The two trophies for the winners of each division have been awarded since 1974. Sydney Bolger ’12 and Rebecca Evans ’12 won the Madeleine Trophy, awarded to the low-point A- division team and Morgan Kiss ‘15 with Urska Kosir ’15 and Emily Billing ’13 with Amanda Salvesen ’14 won the Judy Lawson Trophy, awarded to the low-point B-division team.
Visit the event website for full results and regatta information: http://2012nationals.collegesailing.org/
Final Overall Results 1. Boston College, 142 2. Yale University, 146 3. University of Rhode Island, 150 4. Georgetown University, 156 5. Connecticut College, 187 6. College of Charleston, 210* 7. U.S. Naval Academy, 210* 8. Harvard University, 218 9. Brown University, 236 10. University of South Florida, 242 11. Eckerd College, 248 12. Dartmouth College, 249 13. Stanford University, 277 14. St. Mary’s College of Maryland, 278 15. University of Hawaii, 302 16. University of Michigan, 373 17. University of Texas, 409 18. Western Washington University, 413 *Head-to-head tiebreaker